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.
Argued October 22, 2008
Filed August 28, 2008
Opinion by Judge Kearse
Diana R.H. Winters, Assistant Solicitor General, New York, NY
Susan Choi-Hausman, New York, NY