Interview with former Michigan Surpreme Court Justice Lawrence B. Lindemer
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Lindemer discusses the judicial selection process and his own appointment to the Court after the death of Justice Thomas M. Kavanagh. Lindemer also talks about the inner workings of the Court and the court system, including the philosophical and geographical differences among the justices, judicial activism, the importance of face to face communication and collegiality in the judicial process, the effects of the 1974 elections on judicial relations, the overall power of the Court, and the effect on justices of John Swainson's resignation in 1975. Lindemer reviews legal and social issues confronted by the Court during his tenure, including double jeopardy, taxation, sentencing guidelines, and workers compensation.Read
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Interviews with Michigan State Supreme Court Justices
- Copyright Status
- In Copyright
Lindemer, Lawrence, 1921-
Lane, Roger F.
Lindemer, Lawrence B.
Michigan. Supreme Court
Swainson, John B. (John Burley), 1925-1994
Judges--Selection and appointment
Political questions and judicial power
Resignation from office
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Image courtesy of the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society.
Digital remastering of analog cassettes originally recorded for "Interviews with Michigan Supreme Court Justices," sponsored by the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society.
- Historical Note
See the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society website for more information on the life of Lawrence B. Lindemer.
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Vincent Voice Library