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Aug 2017
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August 02, 2017

MSC approves public censure of Sixth Circuit Judge for making disparaging remarks to children in a divorce proceeding

In In re Gorcyca, No. 152831, the Michigan Supreme Court upheld the Judicial Tenure Commission’s (JTC) finding that Sixth Circuit Judge Lisa O. Gorcyca had engaged in judicial misconduct because of her disparaging comments to three children during a contempt hearing; however, the Court overturned the JTC’s recommended sanctions of 30-day suspension without pay and costs of $12,533.73.  Instead, the Court held that public censure alone was sufficient.
 

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