Hune disappointed with JTC’s decision to skip townhall on Brennan

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Joe Hune expressed disappointment on Tuesday after the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC) informed him they would neither attend nor listen to testimony at a special town hall on Wednesday.

The meeting is intended to gather feedback and statements from Livingston County residents regarding harm done by the conduct of Judge Theresa Brennan.

“I am surprised and disappointed in the JTC’s decision to skip our town hall on Wednesday, and I respectfully call on the JTC to reconsider,” said Hune, R-Fowlerville. “Although, through its director, Lynn Helland, the JTC passed along their regrets that they would not attend, I am encouraged that they have indicated interest in receiving any evidence of judicial misconduct presented at the meeting.

“The town hall will serve to gather testimony from people who have been impacted by Brennan’s malfeasance. To date, the public has had no voice in this debacle and we hope to provide them one through this forum. Regardless of the JTC’s decision to not attend our town hall meeting, we will be turning our citizens’ testimony over to the JTC and the Supreme Court Administrator’s Office. We also anticipate that statements gathered at our town hall will be used in an impeachment process in the Legislature.”

The town hall will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the historic Livingston County Court House, located at 200 E. Grand River Road, Howell, at 4 p.m. in the top floor courtroom. Members of the public wishing to attend are asked to bring copies of relevant information. If you testify, please bring written copies of your testimony.

Also, Hune’s office will accept written testimony for those not wishing to testify in person.  Written and verbal comments will be turned over to the JTC and SCAO.

For additional information, contact the Office of Senator Joe Hune at (855)-JOE-HUNE or at SenJHune@senate.michigan.gov.

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Legislators to host town hall on the actions of Judge Theresa Brennan

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Joe Hune, R-Fowlerville, and state Reps. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, and Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville, have organized a special town hall to solicit feedback and statements from Livingston County residents regarding the Livingston County judicial system and issues brought to light from an investigation into the conduct of Judge Theresa Brennan.

The statements and testimonies will be submitted to the Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC) and the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) for consideration during Brennan’s complaint hearing process.

The town hall will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at the Historic Livingston County Court House, located at 200 E. Grand River Road, Howell, MI 48843 at 4 p.m. in the top floor courtroom.

“I encourage all interested residents to attend, especially those who are willing to share their story about how Judge Brennan has damaged their lives,” said Hune. “I am committed to seeing this debacle resolved and the people most hurt by Brennan should be a part of the resolution.”

The Judicial Tenure Commission recently issued an amended complaint against Brennan outlining in more detail the numerous allegations of professional and personal misconduct against her.

The commission also posted a scheduling order for the complaint that shows the next steps for the procedure in this issue. Formal complaints against Brennan will be discussed in hearings this October; however, none of those hearings are scheduled to take place in Livingston County.

“After receiving so many inquiries on the status of this matter, I am frustrated and appalled with the limited information that has been provided and the length of time allowing closure to drag on,” said Vaupel.

“Residents are questioning the integrity of Brennan’s version of justice in Livingston County, and they should have the opportunity to voice their stories and their concerns,” said Theis. “I encourage any resident who has thoughts on this to attend, speak, and to know that we are listening.”

Members of the public wishing to attend are asked to bring copies of relevant information to be turned over to the investigatory body. Written and verbal comments will be welcomed.

For additional information about the town hall, residents can contact the Office of Senator Joe Hune at (855)-JOE-HUNE or at SenJHune@senate.michigan.gov or the Office of Representative Lana Theis at (517) 373-1784 or at LanaTheis@house.mi.gov.

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