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Federal Judge Denies Family Court Judge Immunity, West Virginia Record

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number 5:21-cv-00181 (West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals case number 20-0472)

By Chris Dickerson

Jul 14, 2022

BECKLEY – A federal judge has issued an order denying a Raleigh County family court judge’s claim of judicial immunity in a case where she searched a man’s home following a post-divorce contempt hearing.

In his July 13 order, U.S. District Judge Frank Volk also ordered the jury trial in the case will begin as scheduled July 19. As Volk noted in his order, the state Supreme Court already found Goldston’s conduct to be in violation of the law. She was fined $1,000 and censured. https://wvrecord.com/stories/628701826-federal-judge-denies-family-court-judge-s-claim-of-judicial-immunity