Lincoln Day features Justice MarkmanPublished 5:35pm Sunday, April 8, 2012
Cass County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner featuring Michigan Supreme Court Justice Steven Markman takes place April 21 at Southwestern Michigan College’s Mathews Conference Center, 58900 Cherry Grove Road, Dowagiac. There will be hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7.
Seating is limited to 220 for the event, which costs $25 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance no later than Friday. Sales are being coordinated through Linda Irwin, (269) 445-4468.
Markman was appointed to the Supreme Court in October 1999 after sitting on the state Court of Appeals from 1995-1999. He practiced law in Detroit with Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone and is a former U.S. attorney, or federal prosecutor, nominated by President George H.W. Bush. He was a federal prosecutor from 1989-1993.
Markman was nominated by President Reagan to be an assistant U.S. attorney general from 1985-1989. He coordinated the federal judge selection process in that position.
Markman authored articles for such publications as the University Of Michigan Journal Of Law Reform, the Detroit College of Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the American Criminal Justice Law Review, the Barrister’s Law Journal, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and the American University Law Review. He has also served as a contributing editor of National Review magazine and has authored chapters in such books as “In the Name of Justice: The Aims of the Criminal Law,” “Still the Law of the Land” and “Originalism: A Quarter Century of Debate.”
Markman has taught constitutional law at Hillsdale College since 1993. He has traveled to Ukraine on two occasions on behalf of the State Department to provide assistance in the development of that nation’s post-Soviet constitution. He is a Fellow of the Michigan Bar Foundation, a Master of the Bench of the Inns of Court and a member of the One Hundred Club. He has spoken before hundreds of youth, civic, charitable and legal groups throughout Michigan and nationally.
and has coached Little League baseball and basketball. He lives with his wife Mary Kathleen in Mason and has two sons, James and Charles.