The results are astonishing: from 2000 to 2008, the Michigan Supreme Court overruled a combined 758 years of precedent in 24 criminal decisions and 697 years in 33 civil decisions. By contrast, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 46-year period (1946–1992) covering a volatile period in U.S. law (remember the Warren Court?), overruled its own precedent in roughly 130 cases. Averaged out, the Michigan Supreme Court overruled over seven cases per year while the U.S. Supreme Court overruled less than three cases per year.
"Activist" judges indeed.
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