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Term: 2013-2021

Justice Markman was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court in 1999 by Governor John Engler (R), and re-elected in 2000, 2004 and 2012. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Law School. Prior to serving on the Michigan Supreme Court, Justice Markman was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to head the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy as Assistant U.S. Attorney General. Later, he was appointed as a United States Attorney in Michigan by President George H.W. Bush in 1989. After his service at the federal level, Justice Markman was elected to the Michigan Court of Appeals from 1995-1999. Justice Markman has taught Constitutional Law at Hillsdale College since 1993, has traveled to Ukraine on multiple occasions for the State Department, and is a fellow of the Michigan Bar Foundation.

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90-Day MDEQ Permit Appeal Period Upheld

After Elections, Court Vacates Prior Decision to Protect AuSable Watershed

AG Not Allowed to Appeal Leaking Underground Storage Tank Case

Annexation of Land Covered by the State Boundary Commission

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 Upholds Saginaw’s Ban on Hunting

Dioxin Pollution in the Tittabawasee Flood Plain

Environmental Contamination is a Factor in Eminent Domain Valuation

Equitable Jurisdiction Applies to Drain Code Disputes only when Constitutional Concerns are Implicated

Municipalities Can Be Responsible for Private Sewage Discharge

New Cranberry Farm Subject to Wetland Permits

No Compensation for Victims of Toxic Dioxin Exposure

No Eminent Domain Compensation for Highway Construction Effects

No Noneconomic Damages for Negligent Destruction of Property

No Tax Exemption for Car Emissions Testing Facilities

Proving Causation in a Toxic Tort Suit

Shooting Ranges May Not Be Subject to Zoning Controls

Utility-Owned Electric Transmission Equipment is Partially Subject to State Use Tax

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