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This is not a duplicate question, want another expert's opinion. The question is:
"can a state court judge be held liable for monetary damages in a federal court, when they found he violated federal law and overruled him in the federal court and the federal appeals court".
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Maverick replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Maverick replied 10 months ago.

State and local legislators and judges are protected by absolute immunity when sued in their individual capacity for damages or injunctive relief. 42 U.S.C. § 1983 was amended in 1996 to provide judicial officers with immunity from injunctive relief. This amendment partially overruled Pulliam v. Allen, 466 U.S. 522 (1984), which provided that judges were [absolutely] immune from suits for damages, but not injunctive relief.

See Sec 309 here.

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