The Grand Rapids Press reports on the story behind the story of the three Michigan Supreme Court justices who asked the Judicial Tenure Committee to investigate alleged ethical violations by Justice Elizabeth A. Weaver.
According to the story,Weaver spilled the beans about some behind-the-scenes discussions about a lawyer conduct case which had already concluded. The reports says she gave that information during a discussion with attorney John Muth, who had represented Weaver in another matter. However, Muth was involved in another similar case, which was at the time pending before the Attorney Grievance Commission. The case later came before the Michigan Supreme Court, and Weaver disqualified herself, which she said brought the alleged misconduct to the attention of her colleagues.