June 24, 2014

The Sixth Circuit holds that a judge who retaliated against an attorney is entitled to judicial immunity

The doctrine of judicial immunity has deep roots in American law. This doctrine provides that judges cannot be held civilly liable for decisions made in their official capacity. It is designed to preserve judicial independence; if judges could be held liable for their decisions, they would undoubtedly become overly cautious. Decision-making would be motivated not…

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