Susan Hubbard Justice of Supreme Court

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In early October, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an advisory opinion on Governor Gretchen Whitmer`s COVID-19-related executive orders. This was requested by a federal court. In June, however, the state Supreme Court refused to expedite the processing of a separate case. It is still making its way into the system. “I think diversity on the ground is very important,” she said. “I worked. with people of all races since I was 18. I worked at the Wayne County Commission, which is made up of very different ethnic groups. And I`d certainly like to see more diversity in our Supreme Court, but I don`t think that prevents you from deciding fairly. Hubbard did not share her views on the issue, but she believes the court`s refusal to expedite the state`s case was a mistake. All Supreme Court justices are white, and Hubbard is one of six white candidates out of a group of seven on the ballot. “Defending the rule of law means answering the fundamental question of whether the governor`s application of the 1945 law [the governor`s emergency powers] violates the separation of powers doctrine of our Constitution,” she said.

“I really think our Supreme Court should certainly have looked at this issue in June. And if I had been there, I would have voted to take it back in June. Judges are elected by the people. They represent the people. And when they are seized of such important issues as this, they should have taken them up immediately. When she learned of the high rate of people serving as her own lawyer in the domestic section of the court, Hubbard came up with the idea of helping them. “I applied for a state grant to produce a video for all the litigants I represented. And the video is a guide on how to file for divorce with children, how to file for divorce without children,” Hubbard told the morning edition of Michgian Radio. “I think it`s helped many, many people who otherwise wouldn`t be able to afford a lawyer to be able to file a complaint and know how to do it.” “I didn`t know my grandfather as a segregationist,” Hubbard told Michigan Radio. In fact, he supported our first African-American Secretary of State, Richard Austin, against his white opponent. My grandfather was called one of the most effective mayors in the country by former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.

I knew my grandfather was friends with Coleman Young. So this idea that he was racist and segregationist is something I`ve never seen. Over the past decade, Judge Susan Hubbard has heard numerous cases in Wayne County Third Circuit Court. But when Hubbard was asked to name a few that she felt were examples of her typical approach on the bench, she meant a project she was coordinating behind the scenes. His grandfather, Orville Hubbard, was mayor of Dearborn from 1942 to 1978. He was segregationist and opposed to the integrated neighborhoods of the city. In 2015, a statue of him that stood in front of the old Dearborn City Hall became controversial and was moved. Eventually, the Hubbard family took possession of it. Hubbard was elected to Dearborn City Council in 1985 and Wayne County Commissioner in 1989.