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Term: 2000 – 2021

Justice Markman was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court in 1999 by Governor John Engler (R), and re-elected in 2000, 2004 and 2012. His term expires in 2021.

Justice Markman was appointed to head the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy by President Ronald Reagan, and later appointed as a United States Attorney in Michigan by President George H.W. Bush in 1989. He was elected to the Michigan Court of Appeals before being appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court, and has taught Constitutional Law at Hillsdale College since 1993.

Notable environmental cases decided by Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman include…

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After Elections, Court Vacates Prior Decision to Protect AuSable Watershed

After Elections, Court Vacates Prior Decision to Protect AuSable Watershed

AG Not Allowed to Appeal Leaking Underground Storage Tank Case

Beach Walking on the Great Lakes Shoreline

Citizens Lose Ability to Protect Environment by Challenging a Permit

Court Limits Ability of “Any Person” to Protect Michigan’s Environment

Court Limits Standing to Prevent Bottled Water Plant from Draining Wetlands

Court Limits Standing to Prevent Bottled Water Plant from Draining Wetlands

Court Upholds Saginaw’s Ban on Hunting

Court Upholds Saginaw’s Ban on Hunting

Environmental Contamination is a Factor in Eminent Domain Valuation

New Cranberry Farm Subject to Wetland Permits

No Compensation for Victims of Toxic Dioxin Exposure

No Eminent Domain Compensation for Highway Construction Effects

No Eminent Domain Compensation for Highway Construction Effects

No Tax Exemption for Car Emissions Testing Facilities

No Tax Exemption for Car Emissions Testing Facilities

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