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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Detroit Shirtless Judge Cannot be Sued

January 27, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Detroit Shirtless Judge Cannot be Sued

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Wade McCree, the disgraced former Wayne County Circuit Judge who had an affair with a woman while presiding over her child custody case, was granted immunity from legal action taken by the child’s father by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

In the lawsuit, the woman’s husband Robert King, claimed McCree – who had worked at Wayne County Circuit Court since 2004 – had ruled in favor of his ex-wife because of his ‘desires for sexual gratifications’.

According to King, McCree had a sexual relationship with Geniene La’Shay Mott while he was overseeing their child support case in 2012.

McCree, a married father-of-two, once reportedly bragged there was ‘no shame’ in his ‘game’ referring to a shirtless photo he sent to a married court deputy.

In the lawsuit, King alleged that the Judge even had sex with Mott in his chambers.

Once the sexual trysts were discovered, King launched a lawsuit, accusing McCree of violating his civil rights after he issued a court ruling, ordering him to wear an electronic tether until he paid the child support.

However, on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit, ruling that judges are immune from lawsuits stemming from their judicial actions.

After the justices’ decision, they offered no further comment Monday, leaving in place lower court rulings in favor of former Wayne County judge Wade McCree.
King’s attorney Joel Sklar, said in an earlier court case that McCree had used his judicial immunity ‘as a shield for self interest.”

‘There should be no immunity for what happened here,’ said Sklar.

The Michigan Supreme Court removed McCree from the bench after he admitted to the affair.

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