So, a guy finds out that the judge overseeing a child support case between the guy and his ex has been boinking said ex in the judicial chambers - and there's not a thing he can do about it. It's a quaint little thing known as "judicial immunity".
Wade McCree Jr. lost his job, but he won’t lose his shirt.
The disgraced judge — who once texted a shirtless photo of himself to a female court bailiff — had an affair with a woman while overseeing her child custody case, had sex with her in his chambers and sexted her from the bench.
Be he can’t be sued for money damages over any of that because judges are immune from civil lawsuits — a well-established doctrine that has many in the legal profession demanding change, arguing the McCree case highlights a pervasive problem in the justice system: judges getting away with bad behavior on immunity grounds.
“This conduct is absurd,” Sklar said. “It’s so beyond description. A judge uses his chambers to have sex with a litigant? ... If this isn’t too far, what is too far?”
Unsurprisingly, the judge consistently ruled against the guy, even going so far as to impose a tether restriction - and there's no recourse. Oh, sure, the judge was eventually removed from the bench following a misconduct proceeding, but the guy he injured can't sue him for any sort of damage compensation.
As Obama says, a country without rule of law will not succeed.