LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Stephen Markman has heard his last round of cases after 21 years as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.
The 71-year-old Markman is retiring but can still participate in opinions and orders through December.
Before hearing five cases Thursday, Chief Justice Bridget McCormack recognized Markman’s public service.
He was a judge at the Michigan appeals court, U.S. attorney in Detroit and deputy attorney general in Washington.
Markman says it’s “been a blessing” to serve on the Supreme Court.
In October, Markman wrote the 4-3 opinion that struck down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders related to the coronavirus.