A group of 20 former judges and legal scholars have written an amicus curiae brief in the class action suit against two former Luzerne County, Pa., judges and others, supporting arguments that Michael T. Conahan and Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. should not be able to invoke the doctrine of judicial immunity. The group -- which includes former federal district court and 3rd Circuit judges -- says the doctrine cannot cover judges who have admitted to criminal conduct because of public policy concerns.
Scholars, Former Judges Oppose Judicial Immunity Claim of Ex-Pa. Judges
The Legal Intelligencer
September 25, 2009