January 10, 2010 — And the winer is…Judge Brian Zahra!

Southeast Michigan is now, again, still the seat of authority for the Michigan Supreme Court with this morning’s appointment of Court of Appeals Judge Brian K. Zahra to the High Court.  Here’s the Michigan Public Radio story.

Here’s some background on him from 2006 when he was named as Chief Judge Pro Tem of Michigan Court of Appeals.  Here’s the Peter Luke account in the Grand Rapids Press. Another Dickinson, Wright-er (with Chief Justice Robert Preston Young, Jr., and Justice Mary Beth Kelly (did I miss anybody?).  Another Engler appointee (to Wayne County Circuit Court in 1994 and the Court of Appeals in 1998).

So, what’s it mean?  Is he independent, fair, well reasoned?  We’ll find out.

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