When we talk about the ole pendulum swinging back and forth, the MI Supreme Court's pendulum has broken out of the clock tower, and is stuck as high as it will go to the right. The conservative right, that is. The Court has been a disaster for the citizens of the State of Michigan, and it has been all but a license to print money for the insurance industry and big business.
In other words, the court has become a political instrument for the conservative right. The author is right (or maybe left) that real people have a hard time finding any sense of justice or fairness in our Michigan appellate system. Unfortunately, real people only find this out after it is too late. When they do have a problem which requires court involvement, and they find the courthouse doors locked and the insurance companies holding the keys. Many times, these real people are conservatives who are dumbfounded that they have done this to themselves, without realizing it along the way.