4th Circuit: Md. judge cannot be sued for ordering defendant shocked

'Judicial immunity' applies in Nalley case, court affirms

Citing “judicial immunity,” a federal appeals court Monday upheld the dismissal of a multimillion-dollar civil rights lawsuit against a former Charles County Circuit Court judge who ordered a deputy sheriff to use electrical shock to quiet a criminal defendant. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals noted that Judge Robert C. Nalley was convicted of a ...

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