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Hearing held to determine possible discipline for Judge Lisa Gorcyca

Posted at 9:18 AM, Oct 10, 2016

The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission will be reviewing a complaint made against Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Lisa Gorcyca today.

Oral arguments began at 10 a.m. at the Michigan Court of Appeals in Detroit. 

Earlier this year, the JTC  had ruled that Judge Gorcyca violated judicial conduct rules, including acting inappropriately on the bench, and making disparaging comments to children, who were part of a custody case she presided over.

This stems from a JTC hearing that centered around a contentious divorce and custody dispute in the Tsimhoni case. Gorcyca presided over the case for approximately five-years. Three children were involved in the case.

Gorcyca found the siblings in contempt and sent them to juvenile detention for refusing to have lunch with their father. After national media attention, the children were released.

The JTC report also says Gorcyca violated her contempt powers and failed to act in a dignified manner on the bench.