WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2020 – A new Alliance for Justice Action Campaign ad is urging Michigan voters to vote for Bridget McCormack and Elizabeth Welch for the Michigan State Supreme Court in this election.
The five-figure ad buy features Leah Litman, assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan and co-host of the acclaimed Strict Scrutiny podcast. “For years, these women have fought for justice for all Michiganders — protecting workers, the environment, and your most cherished rights,” Litman says in the ad. “Together, McCormack and Welch will continue to move the court forward.”
As the ad notes, state supreme courts hear 95% of all legal cases in the U.S. and have the final say on state law. That’s why it’s pivotal that voters fill out the whole ballot, including who will spend the next eight years on the Michigan Supreme Court.
Alliance for Justice Action Campaign President Nan Aron issued the following statement:
“The fate of the U.S. Supreme Court has been in the spotlight recently, but our state courts are now on the line. Michigan voters have the opportunity to elect two fair-minded justices to their Supreme Court for the next eight years, whose decisions would impact our rights for decades to come. State supreme courts play a pivotal role in public health, education funding, patients’ rights, congressional redistricting, workers’ rights, LGBTQ equality, and reproductive freedom — all of which are in real danger in the coming years. The people of Michigan deserve judges who will stand up for laws that protect all people, not judges who will follow a partisan agenda to dismantle them. That’s why Alliance for Justice Action Campaign is urging voters to support Bridget McCormack and Elizabeth Welch.”