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Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert Young, Jr: Voted last among fellow judges and personal injury attorneys but first with special interest cash

October 6, 2010 by Steven M. Gursten

Michigan Lawyers Weekly blog reveals exactly where Justice Young’s exorbitant campaign contributions come from

I’d like to share the following blog from Michigan Lawyers Weekly with my readers and my fellow personal injury attorneys. This blog states clearly Young’s priorities. It foreshadows what lies ahead if Justice Young is re-elected to another term on the Michigan Supreme Court.

“Justice Robert P. Young Jr. has raised more money than his three closest contenders combined in the Michigan Supreme Court race.

According to the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, Young, a Republican, has raised some $514,000, with newly named candidate Justice Alton T. Davis a distant second with $194,000.

Among the most interesting facts in the report is the amount of early support the Republican party has given Young and fellow Republican Mary Beth Kelly – $61,000 and $60,000 respectively – while the Democratic party has contributed less than $7,000 to Denise Langford Morris, and has not yet reported any contribution to Davis.

Young’s largest contributors thus far are insurance and finance PACs, with the Michigan Farm Bureau PAC and Auto Club of Michigan PAC among the biggest contributors.”

Not surprising considering his voting record has been 80 percent in favor of insurance companies and against consumers. Considering the millions Justice Robert Young has saved Michigan’s auto insurance companies, it is a smart return on investment. The bigger problem is for the rest of us. Do we really want someone on the state’s highest court who is essentially a rubber stamp for insurance companies? And who puts auto insurance company interests before the health, safety and well-being of our families?

Steven Gursten is recognized as one of the nation’s top personal injury attorneys handling serious car and truck accident cases and insurance No-Fault litigation. Steve speaks and writes extensively on Michigan’s auto accident laws and is available for comment on the upcoming Michigan Supreme Court race.

Related information:

Alton Davis is a great pick for the Michigan Supreme Court

Tea Party should vote against Justice Robert P. Young for the Michigan Supreme Court

Paid for with regulated funds by the Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten & Raitt, P.C., Committee, 30101 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334. Not authorized by any Candidate Committee.

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