I know that judges are immune from civil liability. But what about criminal liability. For instance if a statute punishes any individual by criminal misdemeanor if that person violates a certain court order, and then a Judge of another court violates that statute thus violating that order, then can that Judge be charged with a crime of violating that order or ia that Judge immune from crime because he says he was just acting in his judicial capacity.
Restated, if a civilian violates the statute/order I speak of. He can go to jail. But what about a Judge?
Judges go to jail much more frequently than any of us would like to see happen.
What's your point?
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Judicial immunity only applies to actions taken in course of scope of their role as a judge -- signing orders or making rulings. If, for example, a judge commits an armed robbery, they are subject to the same criminal charges as anyone else.
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If judge runs over you with a car, he she can be held criminally and civilly liable.
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