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Posted on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 : 10:57 a.m.

Ann Arbor's Bridget McCormack sworn in as Michigan's newest Supreme Court justice

By Ryan J. Stanton

Ann Arbor's Bridget McCormack was sworn in as Michigan's newest Supreme Court justice on Wednesday in a festive and traditional investiture, The Detroit News reported.


Bridget McCormack

In her remarks from the bench following the oath of office, McCormack, a Democrat, emphasized the need for the justices to work collegially, The Detroit News reported. She was quoted saying: "Even when we inevitably disagree, I will not be disagreeable."

McCormack left her job as a University of Michigan law professor to join the state's highest court following the November election. She garnered national attention in September when the cast of the West Wing reunited to make a video supporting her campaign.

Read's post-election Q&A with McCormack where she talks about the politics around running for the Supreme Court and how she plans to apply the law as a justice.

"The way courts are supposed to make decisions is following the law that the political branches of governments make, and sometimes that means you're making a decision that doesn't line up exactly with your political views," McCormack told

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Fri, Jan 25, 2013 : 2:49 p.m.

May vos addo verum quod justicia ut totus.

Dog Guy

Thu, Jan 24, 2013 : 5:50 p.m.

Pointless, but it will look good on her curriculum vitae.