Retired August 26, 2010
Throughout Justice Elizabeth "Betty" Weaver's over
35 years of experience as a trial and appellate judge (Probate/Juvenile,
Court of Appeals, Supreme Court), including 2 years as Chief
Justice, she has maintained a proven record based on these major
A fundamental tenet of
her stand for jusitice is to hold wrong-doers accountable and responsible
for their actions, while providing opportunities for them to discover and
develop their own self-worth and to become law-abiding, productive citizens.
In exercising judicial
restraint (interpreting, not making, the law -- judicial self-discipline), Justice
Weaver has followed the law as constitutionally passed by the legislature
and consistent with the rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court. She has used
the responsibility of interpretation, not as a sword to superimpose her
own personal views (or those of special interest groups) on the
law, but as a shield to protect the constitutional rights of the
people and the constitutional acts of the legislative and executive branches.
In November 2002, Justice Weaver won re-election for a second 8-year term on
the Michigan Supreme Court.
This site provides information about her experience, credentials, principles,
and major initiatives for the State of Michigan.
Check this site often for up-to-date press releases and other information about
important work going on in the Supreme Court of Michigan.
NEW: For information on obtaining paperback and e-book copies of Justice Weaver's and David Schock's new book : Judicial Deceit: Tyranny and Unnecessary Secrecy at the Michigan Supreme Court see its website: www.judicialdeceit.com.
NEW April 11, 2013 Revised Seven-Point Plan for Supreme Court Reform
NEW April 11, 2013 From Justice Weaver's recent speeches on Need for Michigan Supreme Court Reform
10/22/12 October 12, 2012 Justice Weaver's Speech on Need for Michigan Supreme Court Reform. Trial Attorneys Assn, Kalamazoo
10/22/12 Justice Weaver's SEVEN (7) POINT PLAN FOR SUPREME COURT REFORM (revised)
10/22/12 October 19, 2012 Welcome Talk to Zonta International District 15 Annual Conference. Crystal Mountain, Benzie County
8/30/12 June 11, 2012 Justice Weaver's Talk on Need for Michigan Supreme Court Reform, "We the People Class", Beacon Hill, Grand Rapids
10/28/11 Oct 20, 2011 Justice Weaver's Opening Remarks at Summit Conference of Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect
10/28/11 Oct 20, 2011 Governorís Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Fact Sheet, Grand Rapids
9/27/11 Sept 24, 2011 Justice Weaver's latest Speech on Need for Michigan Supreme Court Reforms, Manistee County Democratic Party Annual Jennings Award Dinner
7/6/11 May25, 2011 JusticeWeaver's Remarks "Need for Reforms for and Transparency at Michigan Supreme Court" - Washtenaw Assn for Justice Awards Event Ann Arbor
7/4/11 June 27, 2011 AGC letter (copied to Justice Weaver) DISMISSING Hon. Maura Corrigan's March 15, 2011 complaint against Justice Weaver
6/6/11 June 6, 2011 Justice Weaver's response letter with enclosure to AGC May 11 and May 20, 2011 letters
6/6/11 May 20, 2011 AGC letter to Justice Weaver requesting response
5/19/11 May 11, 2011 AGC letter to Justice Weaver
May 10, 2011 Justice Weaver's response to April 26, 2011 AGC letter 5/16/11
April 26, 2011 AGC letter to Justice Weaver 5/16/11
April 4, 2011 Justice Weaver's Response to March 15, 2011 AGC Request for Investigation letter 4/5/11
March 15, 2011 AGC Request for Investigation letter 4/5/11
Order and Justice Statement of Non-participation in Brady, et al v Attorney Grievance Commission 6/23/10
LISTEN TO AUDIO! Judge Servaas matter on the misuse and abuse of the Supreme Court power. 3/16/11
Press Release concerning accusations by Justices at Administrative Conference (VIEW VIDEO BELOW) 5/13/10
Resignation of Justice Elizabeth A. Weaver From Michigan Supreme Court, effective 8/26/10
Ret. Justice Weaver's Response to Mi Supreme Court's Censure 11/18/10
Speech to Leland Educational Foundation. 3/23/11
Revised 6 Point Plan for Michigan Supreme Court Reform. 3/23/11
Clips from the May 12, 2010 Administrative Conference
Calendar of Campaign Activities
Justice Weaver's 10 Principles
State of the Judiciary
No One Way to
Being Chief Justice
"What we in the judiciary most need is patience,
meekness, compassion, and courage to 'Do Right and Fear Not.'"
Chief Justice Weaver
State of the Judiciary
is bringing a fresh, dedicated, incisive mind to the Michigan Supreme Court."
Judge Myron Wahls
Court of Appeals
know Betty Weaver. She threw me in jail....But I would vote for her, because
she...straightened me out, and the sentence was just."
Former convicted juvenile offender
judicial experience...was outstanding. Your leadership abilities...have been
impressive. There is sound reasoning for my full confidence in you as a justice."
Mary S. Coleman
Chief Justice 1978-82
has been recognized in many ways for her public service, including selection
as one of five outstanding young women in Michigan by the Michigan Jaycees.
It is a pleasure for myself to recognize Judge Weaver as a capable and devoted
G. Mennen Williams
Chief Justice 1982-86