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Maryland judge can’t be sued for ordering defendant shocked (access required)

Citing “judicial immunity,” the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a multimillion-dollar civil rights lawsuit against a Maryland circuit court judge who ordered a deputy sheriff to use electrical shock to quiet a criminal defendant. The 4th Circuit noted that former Charles County Circuit Judge Robert C. Nalley was convicted of ...