Forrester v. White

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In Forrester v. White, 484 U.S. 219 (1988), the U.S. Supreme Court held that state-court judge does not have absolute immunity from a suit for damages under Section 1983 for his decision to dismiss a subordinate court employee.

The employee, who had been a probation officer, alleged that she was demoted and discharged on account of her sex, in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Court, in an opinion written by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor held that the judge's decisions were not judicial acts for which he should be held absolutely immune.