“It is well settled that a judge enjoys absolute judicial immunity from a civil suit when (1) that judge has acted within her subject matter jurisdiction and (2) the act in question is a judicial act. Although judicial immunity has been narrowed by a litany of cases defining a ‘judicial act,’ the Kids-for-Cash scandal presents a scenario in which an act that falls squarely within the definition of a judicial act has been admitted by at least one of the parties involved and proven beyond a reasonable doubt in a separate criminal proceeding to have been corruptly influenced.”

Source: Timothy M. Stengel. “Absolute Judicial Immunity Makes Absolutely No Sense. An Argument For An Exception To Judicial Immunity.” 84 Temple Law Review 1071, 1074. 2012

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