The State of Michigan Court of Appeals says Traverse City Circuit Court Judge Thomas Power showed “extreme bias.”
Last year Power sentenced Samantha Lynn Hughes to 13 to 24 months in prison for methamphetamine use. Hughes was pregnant at the time, and the sentence would have kept her in prison for the birth of her child.
“Thinking about [Hughes] versus the unborn child I think I know whose side I’m on,” Power said.
In their decision, the Court of Appeals said that sentence was unfair.