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“Because the law requires that judges, no matter how corrupt, who do not act in the clear absence of jurisdiction while performing a judicial act, are immune from suit, former judge Ciavarella will escape liability for the vast majority of his conduct in this action. This is, to be sure, against the popular will, but it is the very oath which he is alleged to have so indecently, cavalierly, baselessly and willfully violated for personal gain that requires this court to find him immune from suit”, District Judge A. Richard Caputo in H.T., et al, v. Ciavarella, Jr., et al, Case No. 3:09-cv-00286-ARC in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Document 336, page 18, November 20, 2009.
NOTE: Michael T. Conahan, former judge is co-defendant in this case.