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Bliven v. Hunt, No. 07-1146

By FindLaw Staff on August 28, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action claiming that Defendant-Judge violated due process by paying Plaintiff less than the amount of compensation he requested as a public defender, the dismissal of the complaint is affirmed, where: 1) the determination of Plaintiff's compensation was a judicial act and thus entitled to immunity; and 2) Plaintiff's claims against the city failed because the judges were not municipal policymakers.

Read Bliven v. Hunt, No. 07-1146

Appellate Information

Argued October 22, 2008

Filed August 28, 2008


Opinion by Judge Kearse


For Appellant:

David Bliven, White Plains, NY, pro se

For Appellees:

Diana R.H. Winters, Assistant Solicitor General, New York, NY

Susan Choi-Hausman, New York, NY

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