- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

DETROIT (AP) - A suburban Detroit judge has asked the Michigan Supreme Court to overturn findings of misconduct against her in a rancorous custody case.

The Oakland Press reported Friday (https://bit.ly/2j4eJuB) that attorneys for Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca filed a petition in late December asking the high court to reject the findings of the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission.

The commission recommended public censure and a 30-day suspension without pay after Gorcyca sent three Bloomfield Hills siblings ages 9-15 to juvenile detention for not speaking to their estranged father and refusing to have lunch with him.

Gorcyca’s attorneys argue her actions were stern and harsh but not misconduct. They say those actions followed several attempts to get the children to participate in parenting time.

About 200 lawyers have signed a letter supporting Gorcyca.

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