This week, the United States Senate confirmed the appointment of former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen to the federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. She was nominated to the position by President Donald Trump in May 2017.
Governor Rick Snyder appointed Judge Larsen to the highest state court in September 2015 and she was elected by Michigan residents in November 2016 to fill the remainder of the term of former Justice Mary Beth Kelly, whom she replaced on the court. Prior to her appointment, she was a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.
Following her confirmation to the Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court now has a vacancy for which Governor Snyder will make an appointment in the coming weeks. This will be the fifth time Governor Snyder will appointment a justice onto the Michigan Supreme Court.
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