Although she was removed from the Philadelphia Family Court bench in June, Judge Lyris Younge continues to have her rulings overturned on appeal—this time for inappropriately locking up a grandmother at a court hearing.
A three-judge Pennsylvania Superior Court panel held that Younge, who is under investigation by the Judicial Conduct Board, should not have incarcerated H.R., as she is referred to in the opinion, simply because the grandmother did not know her 26-year-old daughter’s whereabouts in a case involving her grandchild, referred to as N.M.
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