Interview with Michigan Supreme Court Justice Theodore Souris
Michigan State University
Michigan Supreme Court
Interview conducted by Roger F. Lane for the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society. Justice Souris recalls his childhood, education, time in the Air force; G. Mennen Williams, and Neil Stabler; the election recounts of 1950 and 1952; and his appointment to the court. He discusses his early experiences on the court; changes he instituted regarding briefs and â€œWindow Reports.â€; statistical analysis of the courts work; Stolicker v. Board of Canvassers; court processes; relationships among court members; and writing court opinions. He also describes a case involving the UAW; running for re-election; court reform; Parker v. Port Huron; the Colacisades case; cases concerning government immunity; presumption of undue influence; summary judgment; the right of discovery; apportionment; Scholle v. Secretary of State; and Justices Talbot Smith and George Edwards.