Lansing, Mich. – Supreme Court Justices Joan Larsen and David Viviano announced today their candidacy for the Michigan Supreme Court in 2016. Justices Larsen and Viviano are committed to common-sense, rule-of-law principles that the Michigan Supreme Court has become known for across the nation.
“It is an honor to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court and I will continue to serve the people of Michigan with honesty and integrity,” stated Justice Joan Larsen. “The Michigan Supreme Court is known for its commitment to common-sense, rule-of-law principles, and I hope to continue to uphold those principles.”
“The Michigan Supreme Court continues to be a leader in creating the proper balance between the judiciary, the legislature, and the people,” stated Justice Viviano. “The Court will continue to enact good government practices, better use of technology and transparency and ensure timely and efficient application of justice”
Justice Larsen is seeking retention in the 2016 election in a two-year term ending on December 31, 2018. Justice Larsen was appointed on September 30, 2015 to fill the remainder of Justice Mary Beth Kelly’s term who resigned from office last year.
Justice Viviano is seeking a full eight-year term on the Court since being elected in November 2014.
Justice Larsen Biography:
Prior to serving on the Supreme Court, Justice Larsen was a Professor at the University of Michigan for more than 10 years where she also served as Special Counsel to the Dean. While serving as Professor for more than 10 years, Larsen received the L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching. Justice Larsen continues to serve as an adviser to the law school’s Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition.
Larsen graduated first in her class from Northwestern University School of Law. After graduating law school, Justice Larsen clerked for the Hon. David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. Following her clerkships, Larsen practiced at Sidley & Austin.Larsen also served as deputy attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.
Larsen, her husband Adam, a professor at the University of Michigan law school have two children and reside in Scio Township.
For More Information:
To learn more about Justices Larsen and to get involved in her campaign, visit www.JusticeJoan.com.
You can also visit her on Facebook at facebook.com/JusticeJoanLarsen and on Twitter at @JusticeJoan4MI.
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