State Supreme Court Justice to Resign January 21

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A lawyer says embattled Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway will retire on Jan. 21.
Steve Fishman tells The Associated Press that Hathaway filed the paperwork on Dec. 20. He made the disclosure Monday after a judicial watchdog agency filed a complaint and asked the Supreme Court to suspend Hathaway over a series of suspicious real estate transactions.
Fishman says the Judicial Tenure Commission was told about Hathaway's retirement in December. He says the filing of the 19-page complaint was a "gratuitous" move.
The commission says Hathaway committed "blatant and brazen" violations of professional conduct in the 2011 short sale of her home in Grosse Pointe Park. Hathaway and her husband put a debt-free Florida home in a relative's name, but regained the property when the Michigan sale was completed.


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  • by Name Location: Location on Jan 8, 2013 at 05:39 AM
    what a cheater
  • by Sam Location: Dewitt on Jan 8, 2013 at 05:04 AM
    She was a joke as a prosecutor, an embarrassment as a circuit judge, now a fraud as a "Supreme". Way to continually lower the common denominator for public officials. I wonder how many people may have been falsely convicted because of her previous courtroom antics? "Halftime Hathaway!""""
  • by Name Location: Location on Jan 7, 2013 at 02:24 PM
    Sounds like she has a career as a politician in detroit.
  • by Brian Location: Hillsdale on Jan 7, 2013 at 02:02 PM
    Welcome to Pure Michigan!
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