Bernstein Preparing For Supreme Court

(WLNS) – Richard Bernstein has been preparing for weeks to become Michigan’s newest Supreme Court justice, even though he doesn’t take office until Thursday.

Since winning election in November, the 41-year-old Bernstein, who is blind, has been listening to an assistant who reads legal briefs aloud.

Bernstein then memorizes the key points in cases that will be argued Jan. 13.

Michigan has never had a blind judge in its highest court.

Justice Bridget McCormack says there’s a lot that her fellow justices can learn from him, especially in disability law.

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s