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Term: 1969 – 1984

Justice Thomas G. Kavanaugh was elected to the Michigan Supreme Court in 1968. He was re-elected in 1976, and his term ended in 1984. Justice Kavanaugh served as Chief Justice from 1975 – 1979.

Justice Kavanaugh graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law).

Notable environmental cases decided by Justice Kavanaugh include…

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Court Upholds DNR’s Authority to Search Fishing Vessels

Court Upholds Gov. Milliken’s Phosphorus Rule to Protect Lake Huron

Hazardous Waste Treatment Plant Subject to Local Zoning Controls

Local Zoning Control Weakened for Natural Resource Extraction

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