The Fourth District Court of Appeals tossed Judge Salcido’s lawsuit against the Honorable Judge Peter Deddeh and her fellow judges. The Court noted that the traditional way a lawsuit is brought, where an aggrieved litigant such as the Office of the District Attorney or a criminal defendant, appeals a judicial decision. The Appellate Court ruled that she has no legal basis to press the lawsuit as a judge. Moreover, the appellate court will not issue what amounts to an advisory opinion. As predicted in this criminal lawyer blog, the lawsuit was doomed to fail on legal grounds. Whether the lawsuit helped her reelection campaign remains to be seen.
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