Michigan Supreme Court

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Justice Richard Bernstein was elected to the Michigan Supreme Court in 2014 and became the first blind justice. He is an attorney, an educator, and a former Wayne State University Board of Governors Chair.

Prior to being elected, Justice Bernstein headed the public service division for The Sam Bernstein Law Firm. Blind since birth, he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan and earned his juris doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.

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State Representative Kyra Harris Bolden is an attorney, currently serving her second term, representing her hometown of Southfield in the Michigan State House. A graduate of Southfield Public Schools, Rep. Bolden chose to remain in Michigan for her studies, receiving her bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.