Democrat Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway will "retire" soon. The scandal in which she used a short sale on her home to evade taxes finally caught up with her. The Judicial Tenure Commission was starting to look into her actions, and federal prosecutors have been investigating her for a while.
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Hathaway to retire amid scandal
This is particularly sweet for Michigan conservatives. Hathaway won in 2008 by defeating Republican incumbent Chief Justice Cliff Taylor. The state democrats ran an ad calling Taylor a "sleeping judge", with an actor who looked like Taylor nodding off. It was a complete lie, but enough people bought it to give Hathaway the victory.
Now Governor Snyder will appoint a replacement. Will he appoint a strong conservative like Brian Zahra, or a moderate judge like Elizabeth Weaver?