Saginaw, Mich. – A bipartisan group of leaders of Saginaw’s legal community announced their support for the reelection of incumbent Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman. These endorsements included Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael Thomas; Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Borrello; Saginaw County Chief Circuit Court Pro Tempore Judge Fred Borchard; Saginaw County Chief Probate Judge Patrick McGraw; Saginaw County District Judge Randall Jurrens; former Saginaw County Circuit Judge William Crane; and Ted Braun, founding partner of the distinguished Saginaw law firm, Braun, Kendrick Finkbeiner.

“I am proud to endorse Stephen Markman for reelection to the Michigan Supreme Court,” said Judge Borrello. “Justice Markman’s opinions have always displayed intellectual honesty, coupled with a studious approach to the law which has never led to legal conclusions based solely upon political considerations. Though we approach our view of the law from a different philosophical viewpoint, I have always found Justice Markman’s opinions to be thoughtful and well reasoned. Simply put, as a Justice he has consistently demonstrated that he is beholden only to his oath of office and not to any political or economic entity. He is fiercely non-partisan and approaches each case with an open and fair mind. I ask my fellow citizens, who value judicial independence and a scholarly approach to the law, to join me in reelecting Justice Stephen Markman to the Michigan Supreme Court.”

Stephen Markman was appointed Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court on October 1, 1999.   From 1989-93, he served as United State Attorney (federal prosecutor) in Michigan, after having served from 1985-89 as Assistant Attorney General of the United States.  He resides in Mason with his wife, Mary Kathleen and has two sons, James and Charles.

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  1. […] “I am proud to endorse Stephen Markman for reelection to the Michigan Supreme Court,” said Judge Borrello. “Justice Markman’s opinions have always displayed intellectual honesty, coupled with a studious approach to the law which has never led to legal conclusions based solely upon political considerations. Though we approach our view of the law from a different philosophical viewpoint, I have always found Justice Markman’s opinions to be thoughtful and well reasoned. Simply put, as a Justice he has consistently demonstrated that he is beholden only to his oath of office and not to any political or economic entity. He is fiercely non-partisan and approaches each case with an open and fair mind. I ask my fellow citizens, who value judicial independence and a scholarly approach to the law, to join me in reelecting Justice Stephen Markman to the Michigan Supreme Court.”Source: markmanforjustice.com […]