If you could read those transcripts it would stun you. It would stun you that in America, this kind of haranguing of a witness could occur by an ‘impartial’ person.
— Attorney Paul Gossens.
The landmark case of Harris v. Harvey is the first time in the history of law in the United States that a sitting court judge has been successfully sued and lost in a civil action.
The cop (police Lieutenant Sylvester Harris) garnished the judge’s wages during the lengthy appeal process that eventually ended with a $260,000 settlement. This case tells the story of a defamed cop who pierced the cloak of judicial immunity, winning top recovery against a sitting court judge.
Ordering Case Files
This case is being offered to individuals and institutions of higher learning across the country as documentation which answers the questions as to why this was a landmark case, and how it proceeded to change United States Law.
Civil Action in Federal Court – $225.00
Transcript of Proceedings and Jury Verdict
U.S. Court of Appeals – 7th Circuit – $150.00
Decision and Order
National Law Journal
Decision of the 7th Circuit
United States Supreme Court Case – $125.00
Petition For Writ of Certiorari
Opposition to Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Brief Amicas Curiae of the State’s Attorney
General United States Supreme Court Decision