Thursday, January 08, 2009

Kelly Elected Chief Justice of Michigan Supreme Court

This is described on the front page of the Detroit News as Weaver getting even with her three Republican colleagues by voting to elect a Democrat to the top slot. Fill in the blank: Paybacks are a _____.

A divided Michigan Supreme Court has chosen Marilyn Kelly as its new chief justice.

The court voted 4-3 Thursday to elevate the Democrat to the position that came open when Republican Clifford Taylor was defeated in November during his re-election bid.

Republican Robert Young Jr. received three votes for the top job.

Diane Hathaway will get a ceremony this afternoon, welcoming the "court's first new justice in nearly a decade".

Let the change begin!