Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella Judicial Immunity

October 30, 2009 in Freak Show Trial by Freak-Show-Trial

Harlow Cuadra

And that’s what’s happening, it seems, to plaintiffs in two federal lawsuits brought against Luzerne County Court judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan (pictured). As loyal LBers will recall, the judges were accused of participating in a kickback scheme similar to the one described above. They’ve been prosecuted criminally, but, according to this story in the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, might well escape civil liability. (On the criminal front, they first entered guilty pleas, but later withdrew them.) Click here, here and here for earlier LB posts about the situation. WSJ

If judges made it too easy for people to sue Judges, more people would be suing Judges. About the only thing you can accomplish by suing a Judges is to force the fucker to disqualify himself from your case. That’s about it.