September 29, 2001
"Today, Michigan has lost a valued son, one who lived and served our state with distinction and integrity over many years.
"His distinguished career, which extended across all levels of government -- from federal to state and county to municipal confirmed his strong commitment to public service. James Brickley was a true public servant dedicating his life to serving the men and women of Michigan.
"Our prayers are with Justice Brickleys family as we mourn their loss."