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Retiring justice says Supreme Court service was a 'blessing'

Stephen Markman
Posted at 6:42 PM, Nov 14, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — Stephen Markman has heard his last round of cases after 21 years as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court. The 71-year-old Markman is retiring but can still participate in opinions and orders through December. Before hearing five cases Thursday, Chief Justice Bridget McCormack recognized Markman’s public service. He was a judge at the Michigan appeals court, U.S. attorney in Detroit and deputy attorney general in Washington. Markman says it’s “been a blessing” to serve on the Supreme Court. In October, Markman wrote the 4-3 opinion that struck down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders related to the coronavirus.

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