Ann Arbor Democrats endorse University of Michigan law professor for Michigan Supreme Court
The Ann Arbor Democratic Party has endorsed University of Michigan law professor Bridget McCormack in her bid for Michigan Supreme Court justice.
Party leaders said McCormack shares their values and has a proven track record of trial experience, a commitment to justice and the ability to make tough decisions.
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McCormack is co-director of the Innocence Clinic at U-M's law school. She's never been a judge but she told the AP last month her years as an advocate and teacher make her qualified for the Supreme Court. Three seats are up in the November election.
In 2010, the Innocence Clinic won the release of a Calhoun County man who spent 25 years in prison for the murder of a teenager. There was no physical evidence against him.
The clinic also won the case of a Detroit man who was in prison for murder for about 10 years until 2009.
Democrats will pick Supreme Court nominees at a statewide endorsement convention on March 10. McCormack is seeking the party's nomination.
McCormack was expected to be on hand Wednesday night as the Ann Arbor Democratic Party held an endorsement mixer at The Earle restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor.
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