David Viviano set to begin tenure on Michigan Supreme Court

Mar 5, 2013

David Viviano hails from a family of Michigan judges.

Last week, Governor Rick Snyder named Macomb County Chief Circuit Judge David Viviano to the Michigan Supreme Court.  Viviano replaces former justice Diane Hathaway, who resigned in January under a cloud of scandal pertaining to her involvement in a fraudulent real estate deal.  Viviano has worked as a city attorney and was also a Republican nominee for Macomb County prosecutor.

Ron Bretz, chair of the Criminal Law and Procedure Department at Cooley Law School and a longtime Michigan Supreme Court watcher, discusses the new dynamics of Michigan's highest court.