|Current Court Information:|
|Nebraska Supreme Court|
|Title: || Justice|
|Appointed by: || Gov. Ben Nelson|
|Active: || 1997-2018|
|Past post: || Attorney, Private practice|
|Past term: || 1966-1997|
|Past post 2: || Assistant Public Defender, Douglas County|
|Past term 2: || 1963-1966|
|Law School: || Creighton University School of Law, 1963|
|Candidate for: ||Supreme Court|
|Election information 2012:|
|Election date: ||11/6/2012|
|Retention vote %: ||70.36% |
Michael McCormack is a justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court. He was appointed to the court on March 19, 1997 by Governor Ben Nelson. McCormack was retained in 2012. His current term expires in 2018.
McCormack earned his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 1963.
- 1997-2018: Justice, Nebraska Supreme Court
- 1966-1997: Attorney, Private practice
- 1963-1966: Assistant Public Defender, Douglas County
McCormack was retained in the general election on November 6, winning 70.36% of the vote.  
- See also: Nebraska judicial elections, 2012
2012 judicial performance evaluation
Every two years, the Nebraska State Bar Association compiles responses from lawyers to evaluate judges in the state. Subjects are rated in seven categories, then a determination is made for whether the judge should be retained. The seven categories considered are: legal analysis; impartiality; attentiveness; opinions; judicial temperament and demeanor; appropriate communication; and timeliness.
90 percent of respondents stated that Justice McCormack should be retained in office. To read the full evaluation, see: Nebraska State Bar Association, 2012 Evaluation Results.
He was retained by voters, winning 75% of the vote.
He was retained by voters in 2000 with 75% of the vote.
- See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of State Supreme Court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. McCormack received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of -0.21, indicating a liberal ideological leaning. This is more liberal than the average CF score of -0.18 that justices received in Nebraska. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice but rather, an academic gauge of various factors.