No choice yet on MI Supreme Court replacement

Feb 22, 2013

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Governor Rick Snyder says he's not ready to announce a new member of the Michigan Supreme Court. 

Snyder told The Associated Press that he's still going through his selection process and might pick a new justice in the next month.

There's a vacancy due to the resignation of Diane Hathaway, who quit the Supreme Court in scandal last month. Hathaway pleaded guilty to fraud in a scheme to mislead a bank in the short sale of her home in Grosse Pointe Park.

Hathaway left the court on January 21, but her departure was publicly known much earlier in January.
Republicans have a 4-2 edge on the Supreme Court. Snyder, a Republican, likely will expand that majority with his choice.