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Would Trump's lawsuit against Judge Juan Merchan be barred by Spark v. Stumpman?

Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against Judge Juan Merchan today after he issued a limited gag order earlier to prevent damaging judicial administration via witness and jury intimidation. The Supreme ...
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Case Where Court Found Exception to Judicial Absolute Immunity Preferably From USDC for the Southern District TX Houston Division

Is there a case where any court found that a judge's actions amounted to an exception to judicial absolute immunity?
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Which law spells out judicial immunity?

I am trying to find the exact piece of New Zealand legislation that defines the immunity of judges from civil claims resulting from doing their job (or any immunities they may have). Section 23 of the ...
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when immunity is offered in exchange for testimony, how is that not paid testimony and thus ignored?

It seems to me that when someone is offered immunity to testify against their friend-in-crime, they could simply discredit themselves with something along the lines of: were you paid for your ...
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Is there any way to hold a judge accountable for the harm caused by a bad decision?

Here's a hypothetical scenario, loosely based on something that actually happened to some people I know. Bob attacks Alice and injures her. Bob is charged with assault and battery. Trial by jury is ...
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Can an attorney be arrested whilst representing their client in court?

In the videos linked to below, we see an extraordinary circumstance where a defence lawyer turns up late and apparently intoxicated after a possible hit-and-run vehicle collision. Here's a summary. ...
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If the US federal government has sovereign immunity, why can it be sued in federal courts?

Specifically, in US citizenship cases it's common for applicants to request a federal court to issue and enforce a writ of mandamus in order to compel the federal government to process an application ...
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Have there been attempts to manage quality of judicial work?

When judges make judicial errors of law (those later identified by higher courts on appeal; not to be confused with judicial misconduct), they are not affected beyond possible damage to their public ...
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Can a judge make it case law that 2×2=5?

The following quote from Malcolm Turnbull is actually not what this question is about, but nevertheless it is a good-fit epigraph: The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that ...
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Can it be judicial misconduct to not rebut arguments of losing party?

Bob sues Rob in a civil court (adversarial system). Bob contends: I am right and Rob is wrong because of A. Rob defends: No, A does not apply because of X. Bob replies: No way. X does not ...
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Is the Court Registrar/Clerk immune to a suit for negligence?

Suppose a Court Registrar/Clerk issues an enforcement instrument against a party to enforce a judgment debt, but the Court later rules that this instrument was invalidly issued (i.e., the Registrar/...
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What limits are there to the powers of individual judges in the United States legal system?

Based on what I have heard, judges in United States can cancel the traffic ticket of an individual or imprison another simply because something they don't like in some person. (Here I would not ...
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How deterministic are modern legal systems?

I am a software engineer trying to understand how judges make decisions in lawsuits. In computer and other sciences there is a concept of deterministic system: In mathematics and physics, a ...
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Are judges immune from prosecution of crimes committed while acting as a judge?

Discussing the civil lawsuit to Hans Reiser's murder conviction, Wikipedia states: "Judges ... are immune to lawsuits regarding their official conduct." In the United States, is that true? Surely,...
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