“The doctrine of absolute judicial immunity could be summarized in the following way: A judge is immune from a civil suit for damages for an act that is a function normally performed in his or her judicial, not administrative, capacity, regardless of whether that act is alleged to have been performed maliciously or corruptly, and even if that act allegedly violated a constitutionally guaranteed right.”

Source: Timothy M. Stengel. “Absolute Judicial Immunity Makes Absolutely No Sense. An Argument For An Exception To Judicial Immunity.” 84 Temple Law Review 1071, 1092. 2012.


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