Weaver to resign, Gov. will name replacement today

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver has made many headlines in her career.

Her biggest one, however, is today’s news that she’s had enough, she’s calling it quits and Gov. Jennifer Granholm will name her replacement, most likely Court of Appeals Judge Alton T. Davis, says Detroit Free Press scribe Dawson Bell, at a noon press conference today.

The Traverse City Record Eagle broke the story in this morning’s edition.

The Record-Eagle quotes Weaver as saying she’s secured Granholm’s promise “to appoint a northern Michigan jurist to replace her on the state’s highest court.”

That would be Davis.

Weaver’s retirement announcement come two days before state Democrats and Republicans huddle to select their picks for the “non-partisan” November judicial ballot.

Stay tuned.

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