Court kicks back petition to suspend Mich. judge

BRIGHTON (AP) - A technicality has stopped an effort to suspend a Livingston County judge who is facing criminal charges.

The Michigan Supreme Court said last Friday it must have a recommendation from the state Judicial Tenure Commission, not the watchdog agency's staff.

Judge Theresa Brennan is facing misconduct charges as well as a separate criminal case. She's already been barred from hearing cases, but a suspension could stop her pay.

Brennan is accused of perjury and destroying evidence in her divorce case. In the misconduct matter, she's accused of many ethics violations in how she ran her office as well as for a relationship with a state police detective during a murder trial.

Published: Wed, Jan 30, 2019