MSC removes Justin from office

In a unanimous decision, the Michigan Supreme Court has removed 12th District Court Judge James Justin.

In this case, respondent’s fixing of traffic tickets issued to himself, his family, and staff alone warrants the most severe of sanctions. However, respondent’s substantiated misconduct is much more extensive. The duration, scope, and sheer number of respondent’s substantiated acts of misconduct are without precedent in Michigan judicial disciplinary cases. Respondent’s long-term pattern of judicial misconduct constitutes a negation of the proper exercise of judicial authority that more than justifies the sanction imposed.

We order respondent’s removal from office.

Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. wrote.

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