June 29, 2012
ANOTHER BLOGGER MUZZLED BY A JUDGE. “This week, Nilan sought and obtained a ‘harassment prevention order’ from Central Berkshire District Court Bethzaida Sanabria-Vega — that is to say, from a judge in the same court where Nilan’s father is a senior official, the same court that lost the paperwork in her case previously. Judge Sanabria-Vega not only ordered Dan Valenti to stay away from Nilan — she ordered him to take down his blog posts about her case.”
Such an order is, of course, unconstitutional, but as we’ve seen many judges don’t care about that. But why should they? They enjoy absolute immunity — a doctrine created, conveniently enough, by judges.