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Snyder appoints spokesman to judicial watchdog agency

Posted at 8:23 PM, Dec 17, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed his spokesman to a state agency that keeps an eye on the state's judiciary.

Ari Adler's two-year appointment to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission is one of many appointments that Snyder is making as his second term nears an end on Jan 1.

Adler isn't a lawyer. But he's replacing another non-lawyer: car dealer and Republican fundraiser David Fischer.

The Judicial Tenure Commission is an agency responsible for investigating complaints of misconduct by judges. It has a full-time staff of lawyers who evaluate and investigate grievances against judges. The nine-member commission recommends discipline to the Michigan Supreme Court.