Nassar judge considers Supreme Court run

January 29, 2018

Editor's note: Vanguard President and CEO TJ Bucholz comments on a potential Supreme Court run for Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina.


Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has “been approached” about a potential run for the Michigan Supreme Court and will meet Tuesday with Democrats asking her to consider a campaign, she confirmed Monday.


Aquilina garnered international attention this month as she presided over victim impact statements and sentenced Larry Nassar to 40-175 years in prison, calling it a “death sentence” for the former gymnastics doctor convicted of multiple sexual assaults.


Democratic strategist TJ Bucholz said Aquilina’s name has recently surfaced in Supreme Court chatter around Lansing, but he’s not sure “how real it is” at this point in time.


“There are some opportunities for the Supreme Court this cycle and she does have a high-profile at the moment, so it’s possible,” Bucholz said. “But again, I haven’t heard much beyond the last couple of days.”


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