Herald Leader Reports that Family Court Judge Tamra Gormley Agrees to Ten Day Suspension – An Appeal is still pending of prior 45 day suspension.
By Beth Musgrave
FRANKFORT — A family court judge has agreed to serve a 10-day suspension without pay in connection with judicial misconduct charges stemming from a child custody case.
This is the second disciplinary proceeding against Judge Tamra Gormley, whose district includes Scott, Woodford and Bourbon counties. In November 2009, Gormley was given a 45-day suspension without pay. She has asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider that case, and she has not yet served that suspension.
According to a Jan. 12 order from the Judicial Conduct Commission, the commission dismissed five counts relating to orders that Gormley entered in all three of her assigned counties that prohibited parents with drug problems from contacting their children until the parents had four successive weeks of clean drug screens. The Judicial Conduct Commission had alleged that Gormley had failed to hold hearings to determine whether there was abuse or neglect in those cases.