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Mich. Supreme Court 2019 session opens with 2 newly elected justices

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Matt Mitchell/John Schultz
Michigan voters elected Elizabeth Clement (left) and Megan Cavanagh (right) to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court.

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear the first oral arguments of its new session January 23. Two of the seven justices on the court won their seats in November’s statewide election. Morning Edition host Doug Tribou spoke with the newly elected justices: Megan Cavanagh and Elizabeth Clement.

Justice Megan Cavanagh is beginning her first term on the Supreme Court. Cavanagh spent much of her legal career as an appellate attorney with a Detroit law firm. She was nominated by the Democratic Party.

Justice Elizabeth Clement won her first full term. Former Governor Rick Snyder appointed her to fill a vacancy on the bench in 2017. She was nominated by the Republican party in the 2018 election.

Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Radio staff as the host of Morning Edition in 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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