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Justice: Courthouse paintings ‘jarring’

PAW PAW (AP) — Michigan’s chief justice says it’s “jarring” to see violent paintings in a southwestern Michigan courthouse. But Bridget McCormack says it’s not her job to tell local leaders how to manage the building.

Local judges want the paintings covered up or removed, but county commissioners have said no.

McCormack says the painting with the decapitated head could traumatize a crime victim. She says the old paintings seem out of place in a courthouse.