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.