Can I sue a judge in civil court for a constitutional violation and for damages?
Just a yes or no please.
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Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Yes and no. For the most part, judges have immunity. But, in rare occasions you can sue a judge, but not to receive monetary damages, only equitable relief. Generally, you can appeal a judges ruling; but in situations that you cannot, you can file a petition for a writ of mandamus in an appellate court against the lower court judge.
There really aren't many yes or no questions in law.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
No. Judges have absolute immunity for anything relating to a case.
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Divorce / Separation Lawyer
No. Generally, judges have immunity from such suits.
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