Michigan Supreme Court: Candidate Bagenstos comes to Marquette, emphasizes importance of November race

MARQUETTE — Samuel Bagenstos, a Michigan Democratic Party-endorsed candidate for Michigan’s Supreme Court, visited Marquette and met with voters on Sunday and Monday during his campaign trail.

Bagenstos, who is currently a University of Michigan law professor, served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. He was a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the U.S. Supreme Court and has served as an attorney on civil rights cases across the nation, including four U.S. Supreme Court cases.

His extensive experience in litigating major civil rights cases surrounding environmental justice, rights for people with disabilities, women’s rights and voting rights has left him uniquely prepared to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court, Bagenstos said.

Samuel Bagenstos