Pending Public Complaints and Recent Supreme Court Decisions

Filings relating to the pending and recently resolved formal or consent proceedings may be obtained by clicking on the documents below.  Arrangements for viewing and obtaining copies of public materials concerning these and other formal complaints can be made by contacting the Commission.

Public proceedings will be livestreamed if public access is limited. If any proceedings are livestreamed, it will be noted below with the listing of the specific hearing date. The hearings will be available for viewing on the Commission's YouTube channel at:

 


 Complaint No. 101, Hon. Kahlilia Y. Davis, 36th District Court

The complaint may be accessed by clicking here.

The petition to the Michigan Supreme Court to appoint a Master for the hearing on the complaint may be accessed by clicking here.

Respondent's answer to the complaint, including affirmative defenses, may be accessed here.

The Michigan Supreme Court has issued an interim suspension of Judge Davis, with pay. The Supreme Court order may be accessed by clicking here.

The Commission has filed an amended complaint as to Judge Davis, which may be accessed by clicking here.

Respondent has filed an answer to the amended complaint, which may be accessed by clicking here.

The Michigan Supreme Court has appointed retired Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Cynthia Diane Stephens as Master for the public hearing, has denied the Commission's second petition for interim suspension without pay, and issued an order for the Commission to submit the matter to the Court within five months. The Supreme Court's order may be accessed by clicking here.

The Master's scheduling order may be accessed here.

The Commission's scheduling order may be accessed here.

Disciplinary Counsel's motion to amend the formal complaint may be accessed here. Appendix A to the motion, the proposed second amended complaint, may be accessed here.

The Master's order regarding Disciplinary Counsel's motion to amend the complaint may be accessed here.

The Master's order regarding Respondent's motion for an adjournment may be accessed here

Closing arguments were held on Tuesday, July19, 2022.

The Master's report may be accessed here.

Respondent's brief in support and opposition to report of Master may be accessed by clicking here.

Disciplinary Counsel's brief in support of and in opposition to the Master's report, and disciplinary analysis, may be accessed by clicking here.

Disciplinary Counsel's motion to exceed page limits may be accessed by clicking here.

Respondent's reply brief concerning the Master's report may be accessed by clicking here.

Disciplinary Counsel's response brief concerning the Master's report may be accessed by clicking here. 

The Commission weard oral argument in this matter, pursuant to MCR 9.241, on Monday, September 12, 2022.

The Commission's Decision and Recommendation may be accessed by clicking here.

Respondent's petition for review and supporting brief, filed in the Michigan Supreme Court, may be accessed by clicking here.

The Commission's reply to respondent's objection, filed in the Michigan Supreme Court, may be accessed by clicking here.


 Complaint No. 103, Hon. Tracy E. Green, 3rd Circuit Court

The complaint may be accessed by clicking here.

The Commission extended the period for respondent to answer the formal complaint to December 31, 2020. The order granting the extension may be accessed by clicking here.

Judge Green's answer to the complaint may be accessed by clicking here.

The Michigan Supreme Court's order appointing a Master in the proceedings may be accessed by clicking here.

The Master's scheduling order regarding the public hearing may be accessed by clicking here.

The Master's order reflecting a revision to the hearing schedule may be accessed by clicking here.

Hon. Betty Widgeon, Master in the public proceedings, has issued an amended scheduling order. The order may be accessed by clicking here.

Hon. Betty Widgeon, Master in the public proceedings, has issued a third amended scheduling order regarding the formal hearing in this matter. The order may be accessed by clicking here.

Hon. Betty Widgeon, Master in the public proceedings, has issued a fourth amended scheduling order that may be accessed by clicking here.

Hon. Betty Widgeon, Master in the public proceedings, has canceled the hearing scheduled for August 26, 2021, and set a hearing date of September 17, 2021.

Hon. Betty Widgeon, Master in the public proceedings, has added September 22 and September 27 as hearing dates in this matter (in addition to September 17, which had already been scheduled). The amended scheduling order adding the dates may be accessed by clicking here.

The Master scheduled hearing dates of September 24, September 27, and October 13, 2021. The order may be accessed by clicking here.

The Master scheduled hearing dates of October 29, 2021 and November 19, 2021 (if needed).

The Master in these proceedings has issued an order allowing Disciplinary Counsel to file an amended complaint, which may be accessed by clicking here. Respondent has filed an answer to the amended complaint (including affirmative and other defenses), which can be accessed by clicking here.

The closing arguments in this matter were held on December 1, 2021.

The oral argument before the Commission were held on Monday, June 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Disciplinary Counsel's proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law may be accessed by clicking here. Appendix A to the document may be accessed by clicking here.  Appendix B to the document may be accessed by clicking here.

Respondent's proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law may be accessed by clicking here.

Disciplinary Counsel's reply to respondent's proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law may be accessed by clicking here.

Respondent's response to Disciplinary Counsel's proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law may be accessed by clicking here.

The Master's report may be accessed by clicking here.


A notice of hearing as to the oral argument before the Commission may be accessed by clicking here.

Disciplinary Counsel's brief in support of and in opposition to the Master's report may be accessed by clicking here.

Respondent's objections to the Master's report may be accessed by clicking here.

Disciplinary Counsel's response brief may be accessed by clicking here.


Respondent's response brief may be accessed by clicking here.

The Commission's Decision and Recommendation may be accessed by clicking here

Respondent's petition objecting to the Commission's Decision and Recommendation may be accessed by clicking here.

The Commission's reply to respondent's objections to the Decision and Recommendation, and supporting brief, may be accessed by clicking here.

Respondent's supplemental authority, filed with the Michigan Supreme Court, may be accessed by clicking here.


 Complaint No. 104, Hon. Paul J. Cusick, 3rd Circuit Court

The complaint may be accessed by clicking here.

Respondent's answer to the complaint may be accessed by clicking here.


 Complaint No. 105, Hon. Demetria Brue, 36th District Court

The complaint may be accessed by clicking here.

Respondent's answer to the complaint may be accessed by clicking here.


 Complaint No. 106, Hon. Debra Nance, 46th District Court

The complaint may be accessed by clicking here.

An amended complaint may be accessed by clicking here.


 Commission Recommendations
Pending Before the Michigan Supreme Court

The Commission's Decisions and Recommendations in the respective cases may be accessed above.

The Commission has issued its Decision and Recommendation in FC 103 as to Hon. Tracy Green, 3rd Circuit Court. Proceedings will continue before the Supreme Court pursuant to MCR 9.251 and 9.252. The parties' filings in the Supreme Court will be posted above.

The Commission has issued its Decision and Recommendation in FC 101 as to Hon. Kahlilia Davis, 36th District Court. Proceedings will continue before the Supreme Court pursuant to MCR 9.251 and 9.252. The parties' filings in the Supreme Court will be posted above.