Did You Know Judges Are Immune From Lawsuits
A disgraced Michigan judge can not be sued for having sex with a woman in which he was overseeing her child custody case.
Yes you heard that right. Many in the legal profession are demanding change.
“There has to be a point where there is no immunity for judges. When we’re told that certain government officials are off limits — it undermines public confidence in government,” said Connecticut civil rights attorney Norm Pattis, author of “Taking Back the Courts,” a 2011 book that documents flaws in the justice system.
Last week the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals cited that philosophy when it decided this Michigan Judge (McCree) could not be sued by the father.
Federal courts nationwide have consistently ruled in favor of the judges. They point to a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gave judges judicial immunity.
The U.S. Supreme Court has stated that anything a judge does in his or her capacity as a judge is covered under this immunity clause.
According to some legal experts it is needed in order for judges to be able to make impartial decisions without fear of repercussions.
Although it must be noted that judges can be criminally prosecuted if their conduct is bad enough. Are these “legal experts” saying that having sex with a person in which you are judging their case is not “bad enough”?
I believe something needs to be changed. We will talk about this today on my show Live with Renk at 9 AM.