The Michigan Supreme Court makes the final decision in all legal questions in our state, decisions that affect all of Michigan’s families. In fact, most legal questions are decided by state courts, not federal courts.
Chief Justice McCormack is committed to making sure the Michigan Supreme Court is independent from political pressure and is committed to justice for all of Michigan’s people.
Chief Justice McCormack believes the courtroom is one place where fairness should outrank strength, and where being right should matter more than being popular or powerful.
The Supreme Court supervises all of the courts in Michigan, including the 242 trial courts that hear millions of cases each year. Everyone knows someone who has been involved in a case in their local trial court, and the Michigan Supreme Court is responsible for the service and the justice they receive.
To support the state’s trial courts in delivering justice, Chief Justice McCormack has promoted accessibility, engagement and efficiency. She believes courts must be involved in their local communities and be places that connect people with resources, not only delivering consequences.