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4th Circuit upholds dismissal of suit over judge’s stun order

(AP) The dismissal of a lawsuit against a Maryland judge who ordered a deputy to shock a defendant has been upheld by a federal appeals court.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a U.S. district judge’s dismissal of the suit citing “judicial immunity,” The Daily Record reported.

The Sept. 10 decision noted Robert Nalley’s actions were “outrageous and unlawful” and that the former Charles County circuit judge was convicted of a federal civil rights offense and excused from judicial service.

Delvon King sued Nalley after Nalley demanded King’s stun cuff be activated to quiet him during a 2014 gun charge hearing.

King’s attorney Steven Silverman says they’re considering an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Maryland attorney general’s office represented Nalley. It didn’t return The Daily Record’s messages seeking comment.

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