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Judge Having Affair with Party
July 23, 2014
by Gregg Herman on 07/23/14
In the category of “just when I think I’ve heard it all”, the ABA Journal reported on a case where a man sued a judge for having an affair with the man’s wife while a child support case was pending before him.
Apparently, this does not give rise to a civil rights violation under the doctrine of judicial immunity.
Fortunately, the Michigan Supreme Court removed the judge from office.
It is not infrequent that a client will question the impartiality of a judge, but it usually relates to whether they tend to generally prefer men to women or vice versa in some manner.
As I said, just when I think I’ve heard it all…