Editorial: It would be unseemly for Michigan to have a Supreme Court made up of all white justices. 

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Gov. Rick Snyder is in the process of weighing options to replace Justice Robert Young, who announced he will leave the bench by April 30 to enter private law practice…

Young, who is African-American, was also the court’s only minority justice. His retirement will leave the court with four white men and two white women…

But Michigan is a racially and ethnically diverse state. Its highest court should reflect that diversity.

Simply put, it would be unseemly for Michigan to have a Supreme Court made up of all white justices. This isn’t about quotas or affirmative action. It’s a recognition that the justices of a court serving the people of a diverse state should reflect a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

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