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Governor Snyder To Announce Pick For Michigan Supreme Court

Governor Rick Snyder will announce his pick to fill a vacant seat on the Michigan Supreme Court.

The spot has been open since Robert Young Jr. resigned to return to private law practice.

Republicans currently have a 5-2 majority on the Supreme Court.

Young’s successor will be able to seek election for a full eight-year term in 2018.

With this choice, Snyder will have appointed four of the justices on the seven-member court who have since won election.

One of his appointees, Joan Larsen, has been nominated by President Donald Trump for a federal appeals court judgeship.

So Snyder could have another spot to fill if Larsen wins Senate confirmation.