Judge Dismisses Men's Rights Suit

Boston Globe


January 29, 2000

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a men's rights group alleging that Massachusetts probate court judges - who deal with divorce, custody, child support and restraining orders - are biased against men. The lawsuit, filed in September by six divorced men and a fathers' rights group called the Fatherhood Coalition, was dismissed by US District Judge Edward F. Harrington, who said they had failed to show that they had been deprived of their constitutional rights. Harrington said judges are immune from being sued.

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