Michigan Supreme Court justice steps down amid fraud allegations

, The National Law Journal


Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway has resigned amid allegations of bank fraud. She told the court last month that she planned to step down effective on January 21, according to her attorney.

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  • Ann Whitney

    She abused her position and was no better than the petty criminals she passed judgement on...

  • Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

    "[W]ithout being badgered." What a joke, and what a disgrace. Justice Hathaway never would have been "badgered" if she and her husband hadn't apparently conspired to violate both the letter and spirit of the law. Michigan's judiciary will be better off as soon as she cleans out her desk and turns in her keys.

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