MSC media coverage ‘unsophisticated’ says columnist

Matthew Davis, a Lansing-based attorney and political columnist for Mlive.com, has an interesting take on media coverage of the Michigan Supreme Court.

His well-founded gripe is the tendency to view the Court’s decisions through a political lens only when reporting for a general audience.  Matthew Davis: Media’s analysis of Michigan Supreme Court decisions should rise above 8th grade level

But at the bottom, says Davis, there are cases in which the end result doesn’t fit the notion that the Court’s justices are only looking to hand victories to the political party that backed them.

In one-high profile case after another, the court has sought to serve its only constituent — the law.

It’s a thoughtful piece. Check it out.

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