Whitmer to appoint first Black woman to Michigan's top court
Govenor Gretchen Whitmer plans to appoint the first Black woman to the Michigan Supreme Court. A spokesman says Kyra Harris Bolden is Whitmer's choice to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Justice Bridget McCormack.
An afternoon announcement is planned. Bolden is a state lawmaker from the Detroit area who has been a licensed lawyer for only eight years. Bolden was a Democratic nominee for the Supreme Court in the November 8 election but finished third in a race for two seats.
The 34-year-old Bolden will join the court in January after her House term expires.