Justice Marilyn Kelly
Justice Marilyn Kelly was first elected to the Michigan Supreme Court in 1996. She was re-elected in 2004 and served as Chief Justice from 2008-2011. He term expires in 2013, and she is age-barred from seeking re-election in 2012.
Justice Kelly attended law school at Wayne State University. Prior to that, she obtained an undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University and graduate degrees from Middlebury College and La Sorbonne - The University of Paris. Before attending law school, she taught French at Grosse Pointe Schools, Albion College, and Eastern Michigan University, and served on the Michigan State Board of Education. After law school, she opened the practice of Marilyn Kelly and Associates. She was elected to the Michigan Court of Appeals in 1988.
Notable environmental cases decided by Justice Kelly include...
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- After Elections, Court Vacates Prior Decision to Protect AuSable Watershed
- No Tax Exemption for Car Emissions Testing Facilities
- No Eminent Domain Compensation for Highway Construction Effects
- Court Limits Standing to Prevent Bottled Water Plant from Draining Wetlands
- Court Upholds Saginaw's Ban on Hunting
- AG Not Allowed to Appeal Leaking Underground Storage Tank Case
- Beach Walking on the Great Lakes Shoreline
- No Compensation for Victims of Toxic Dioxin Exposure
- Citizens Lose Ability to Protect Environment by Challenging a Permit
- Court Limits Ability of "Any Person" to Protect Michigan's Environment
- Environmental Contamination is a Factor in Eminent Domain Valuation
- New Cranberry Farm Subject to Wetland Permits
- DNR's Burt Lake Boat Launch Subject to Local Zoning Control
- Court Invalidates Lansing Storm Water Pollution Control Fee
- Sand Dune Erosion Can Be Environmental Harm
- No Eminent Domain Compensation for Warren Highway Pollution