Whitmer To Appoint First Black Woman To Michigan’s Top Court

From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer plans to appoint the first Black woman to the Michigan Supreme Court. A spokesman says Kyra Harris Bolden is Whitmer’s choice to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Justice Bridget McCormack. An afternoon announcement is planned. Bolden is a state lawmaker from the Detroit area who has been a licensed lawyer for only eight years. Bolden was a Democratic nominee for the Supreme Court in the Nov. 8 election but finished third in a race for two seats. The 34-year-old Bolden will join the court in January after her House term expires. McCormack said in September that she was stepping down with six years left in her Supreme Court term.