It is getting to be that time when our clients, family and friends start asking about the Michigan Supreme Court candidates and judges for 2022 and who they should be voting for on the November election ballot.
Everyone wants to make the best choice for the justices who will be on the ballot, but unless you are a lawyer and already familiar with the Michigan Supreme Court candidates for 2022, you are probably left staring at a bunch of unfamiliar names when you go to vote.
I have listed below the candidates who have been endorsed by the Michigan Association for Justice for the 2022 election. The MAJ is Michigan’s leading association of consumer protection, civil rights and personal injury lawyers and judges. These are also the justices that I will be personally voting for.
If you believe, as I do, that we live in a world where too many judges and politicians care only about protecting big insurance companies and big corporations and taking rights away from people, then these are the candidates for 2022 that care about protecting people.
Michigan Supreme Court Candidates For 2022 Election Endorsed By Michigan Association For Justice (MAJ)
The Michigan Supreme Court candidates who have been endorsed by the Michigan Association for Justice for the November 2022 election are current Justice Richard Bernstein and current State Representative Kyra Harris Bolden.
Justice Richard Bernstein
Justice Bernstein was voted onto the Michigan Supreme Court in November 2014 and began his 8-year term in January 2015. He became the first blind justice to serve on Michigan’s highest court. During his years in private practice before being elected to the Michigan Supreme Court, Justice Bernstein was known as a tireless advocate for the rights of disabled persons. While representing the Paralyzed Veterans of America, he partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice in a case that helped establish guidelines for stadiums and commercial facilities across the country to ensure safe access for disabled individuals. Additionally, then-attorney Bernstein secured a landmark settlement that set the standard for when airlines and airports must ensure accessibility for disabled fliers under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Kyra Harris Bolden
Rep. Bolden is currently serving her second term representing Michigan’s 35th House District. After receiving her Juris Doctorate, Bolden became a civil litigation attorney. She is also an active member of her community, serving as a member of the National Congress of Black Women-Oakland County, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and as a commissioner of the Total Living Commission for the city of Southfield.
Voting in 2022
I hope this blog helps you make the best choice voting for the justices among the Michigan Supreme Court candidates in the upcoming November 2022 election or on absentee ballots that are needed to maintain a fair and well-functioning justice system.
Remember to finish your ballot!
Voting straight party ticket – either Democrat or Republican – DOES NOT include a vote for the candidates for the Michigan Supreme Court because these justices are considered non-partisan.
You must complete your ballot and vote for the Michigan Supreme Court as well.
Remember your vote matters.
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