“Sparkman and Waco examined the definition of a judicial act though the lens of maliciousness, and, in granting immunity, the Court slammed the door on one of the possible exceptions mentioned in Randall. In Dennis v. Sparks, 449 U.S. 24 (1980), the Court expressly extended that reasoning to include allegations of corruption.”

Source: Timothy M. Stengel. “Absolute Judicial Immunity Makes Absolutely No Sense. An Argument For An Exception To Judicial Immunity.” 84 Temple Law Review 1071, 1079-1080. 2012

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