The Craft Of Judging

On Bull Durham and Abraham Lincoln

On Bull Durham and Abraham Lincoln

October 28, 2020

        One of my favorite movies is Bull Durham, and one of my favorite U.S. presidents is Abraham Lincoln. You might think that these two topics have […]

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Attack Ideas, Defend People

Attack Ideas, Defend People

October 6, 2020

The Detroit News recently endorsed #BrockTheCourt for the Michigan Supreme Court. After listening to some of the rhetoric surrounding the Court’s recent decision involving the EMA and EPGA, I wrote […]

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#BrockTheCourt Endorsements 2.0

#BrockTheCourt Endorsements 2.0

September 30, 2020

        In last week’s post, I previewed a number of endorsements that #BrockTheCourt has earned recently, including Farm Bureau AgriPac, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Realtors, more […]

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Most Valuable Endorsement

Most Valuable Endorsement

September 23, 2020

        Candidates for office often seek endorsements from individuals and organizations. Sometimes an endorsement will include a campaign contribution, but more importantly, an endorsement from a trusted […]

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Service to Others

Service to Others

September 16, 2020

        The most rewarding work is often the work we do for free. Like you, I have friends who do the unsung work of the volunteer—those who […]

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This Is a Job Interview

This Is a Job Interview

September 9, 2020

        Last week I explained why I write, and I noted that candidates for the Michigan Supreme Court need to explain their judicial philosophy and show their […]

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Why I Write

Why I Write

August 31, 2020

        Since entering the race for the Michigan Supreme Court, I have posted on my website judicial opinions that I have authored as a Judge on the […]

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Teaching the 1st Amendment

Teaching the 1st Amendment

August 26, 2020

          In addition to being a Judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals (and now running for Michigan Supreme Court), I am an adjunct law professor […]

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Attack Ideas, Not People

Attack Ideas, Not People

August 19, 2020

Justice Scalia once said, “I attack ideas. I don’t attack people.” In this, he got it precisely right in describing how a judge should approach the work of the court. […]

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Desert Island Books

Desert Island Books

August 12, 2020

Books have made all of the difference in my life. I still remember my mom reading the Poky Little Puppy Golden Book to me as a child. When I was […]

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