MSC denies rehearing in Justin judicial discipline case

It’s the end of the line for former 12th District Court Judge James Justin.

The Michigan Supreme Court yesterday denied Justin’s petition to rehear the court’s January decision to remove him from office for judicial misconduct.

The former Jackson jurist was accused of fixing his own parking tickets, and speeding tickets of his wife and staff without a hearing. (There was a lot more; see MSC: Justin not credible, removed in our Feb. 3, 2012, issue.)

Along with yesterday’s rehearing denial, the MSC ordered Justin to pay $7,657.86 in costs to the Judicial Tenure Commission, which had recommended Justin’s removal from office last fall.

The MSC’s order clears the way for Gov. Rick Snyder to appoint Justin’s replacement.

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