Pending Formal 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 other formal complaint can be made by contacting the Commission.


 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 formal 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.


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

The formal complaint may be accessed by clicking here.

The Commission has 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 formal 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 formal hearing may be accessed by clicking here.

The hearing time for May 27, 2021, has been revised to 10:30 a.m. (from the previously scheduled time of 9:30); the Master's order reflecting that change may be accessed by clicking here.

The formal hearing starting on May 27, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., will be available to view live on the Judicial Tenure Commission's YouTube channel at the following link: 

       https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2TWgEn7yGX8jqnk976_EEw

The formal proceedings set for June 14, 2021, in FC 103, have been adjourned by the Master. No proceedings will be held on that date. A revised scheduling order will be forthcoming.

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

Hon. Betty Widgeon, Master in the formal 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 formal proceedings, has issued a fourth amended scheduling order. The order sets additional hearing dates on August 23, August 26, and September 17 (from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day). The proceedings can be viewed via the Commission's YouTube channel at the link listed above. The order may be accessed by clicking here.

Hon. Betty Widgeon, Master in the formal proceedings, has canceled the proceedings scheduled for August 26, 2021. The next hearing date is September 17, 2021.

Hon. Betty Widgeon, Master in the formal 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 proceedings will be available to view on the Commission's YouTube channel using the link above. The amended scheduling order adding the dates may be accessed by clicking here.

The formal proceedings scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021, will start at 1:00 p.m. (as opposed to 9:30, as previously scheduled). The proceedings will be broadcast on the Commission's YouTube channel, at:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2TWgEn7yGX8jqnk976_EEw

By order of the Master, the formal proceedings scheduled for Wednesday, September 22 have been canceled. The hearing will continue at 9:30 a.m. on September 24, September 27 (as set in an earlier order), and on October 13, 2021. The order may be accessed by clicking here. The hearing will continue to be held remotely, and will be available to view on the Commission's YouTube channel.

By order of the Master, the formal proceedings in this matter will continue on October 29, 2021. The hearing will be in person but will not be accessible to the public (due to courthouse restrictions). The public can view the hearing on the Commission's YouTube channel, at:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2TWgEn7yGX8jqnk976_EEw  In addition, an additional formal hearing date has been reserved, if needed. That day is November 19, 2021. Those proceedings will be livestreamed as well.

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 will be held on December 1, 2021. The arguments will be broadcast on the Commission's YouTube channel, at:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2TWgEn7yGX8jqnk976_EEw 

During the formal hearing, some testimony was taken under a separate record that the Master subsequently determined should be part of the record. The video for those proceedings was not on the Commission's YouTube channel, so the transcripts of those separate records are included here to insure the public has access to those proceedings. The applicable portions of the record may be accessed by clicking on the following: 

The oral argument before the Commission will be on Monday, June 13 at 10:00 a.m. and can be viewed at the following link:

 

September 17, 2021 September 24, 2021 September 27, 2021

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. Please be advised that permission for film and electronic media coverage should be requested by June 8, 2022, using the form available using the form available by clicking here.  After completion, the form should be emailed to the Commission at:  judicialtenure@courts.mi.gov 

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.

 Commission Recommendations
Pending Before the Michigan Supreme Court

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

There are currently no Commission matters pending before the Michigan Supreme Court.