Bar Seeks Legislation to Restore Judiciary Immunity
Driskill, Matt, THE JOURNAL RECORD
The American Bar Association (ABA) has urged Congress to enact legislation that would restore judiciary immunity as a way to "preserve the fearless sense of independence which is so vital to the judicial function."
Speaking to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Courts and Administrative Practice recently, Joseph Weisberger, a justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, said the 1984 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Pulliam v. Allen, poses a grave threat to judicial independence because it subjects judicial officers to suits for injunctive relief.
"Essentially," he said, "the freedom and liberty of all citizens of the United States depend upon a strong, alert and …
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