Wade McCree (Detroit News file photo)
Detroit — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that a disgraced Detroit judge cannot be sued by a defendant in a child support case he presided over.
The decision dated Monday by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati cites existing U.S. Supreme Court law that Wade McCree is immune from lawsuits stemming from judicial actions.
Robert King had claimed that the former Wayne County Circuit Court judge violated his civil rights.
The married McCree had a sexual relationship with Geniene La’Shay Mott while presiding over a 2012 child support case between her and King. Some of the trysts took place in McCree’s chambers.
Michigan’s Supreme Court in March ordered McCree removed from office and suspended him for six more years if he’s re-elected in November.