Our Thoughts on the 2012 Michigan Supreme Court Election

The Chicago birth injury lawyers at Beam Legal Team are so thankful for the continued trust that our clients, prospective clients, and partners place in our firm. We are honored to serve, protect, and fight for children who have been victims of medical negligence. The rights of so many of our clients are affected by the decisions a few people make in our states' highest courts. In particular, the decisions of the Michigan Supreme Court have wide-ranging and far-reaching implications for many of our clients. They decide not just who wins in a case, but what law all courts throughout the state must follow.

The direction the Supreme Court has recently taken is very concerning. The current majority on the Supreme Court has limited and thrown out legitimate lawsuits, and has misguided priorities on a host of issues. The Supreme Court has ruled against patients and for auto insurers 100% of the time. Additionally, the companies that donate to the majority on the Supreme Court win nearly every time their cases are heard.

Finally, the Supreme Court has suggested that sexual harassment is protected by the 1st Amendment. In fact, they have said that employers have no responsibility to prevent sexual harassment or assault in the workplace. This Supreme Court simply does not represent working families in Michigan.

The Supreme Court has misguided priorities and this November there is something you can do about it. You can choose new Justices who will protect children and families, who will stand up to insurance companies and special interests, and who will always be tough on crime. There are three candidates who will take the Supreme Court in this new direction; they are Connie Marie Kelley, Sheila Johnson, and Bridget Mary McCormack.

Judge Connie Marie Kelley, Judge Sheila Johnson, and child advocate Bridget Mary McCormack will be fair and just, will stand up for children and families in Michigan, and will be tough on crime. They have long records of fighting for Michigan children and families. Judge Kelley created a youth mentoring program for at-risk girls to help them achieve their full potential. Judge Johnson has a record of deterring crime by imposing tough sentences and creating a community program for teens. Bridget Mary McCormack founded the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic, which stands up to insurance companies so children and families get the medical care they need, and helps victims of domestic violence. These three individuals will protect our children and families, and will stand up to insurance companies and special interests that have rigged the system.

It is important to remember that you vote for Supreme Court candidates on the non-partisan section of the ballot. This means straight ticket voting will not include a Supreme Court vote. To vote for Kelley, Johnson, and McCormack you must go down the ballot or flip the ballot over, and fill out the non-partisan section for three Supreme Court candidates. Remember that a vote for Connie Kelley, Shelia Johnson, and Bridget Mary McCormack is a vote to protect children and families and is a vote against a Court that protects special interests donors and insurance companies.

Thank you so much for trusting our firm. Please help folks just like you and your child by voting for Kelley, Johnson, and McCormack this November.