The team is investigating the death of baby which was adopted by a couple with children already. Autopsy reveals that the baby was poisoned. They learn that the mother was not interested in adopting. So they arrest her. At her arraignment the judge appears to be ruling in her favor which Casey finds odd. He later cites Elliot for contempt. They learn that he favors certain people and is hard on others. They learn that in another case he wouldn't allow evidence that would have exonerated a woman who was also charged with poisoning her child. So Casey decides to look into and also tries to have the judge removed. Written by
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Based on the case of Patricia Stallings, whose 1st son died of what was thought to be poisoned with antifreeze. While incarcerated,Stallings gave birth to another child, who exhibited the same symptoms, was found to have had MMA, which has the same signs of antifreeze poisoning. Additional tests were run on the 1st child's blood samples, which proved he also has MMA; exonarating Stallings. See more
Judicial immunity doesn't work like that. It protects judges from civil suits, particularly for slander, brought about through the course of their duties, but judges can face criminal charges just like anyone can. If the case against Taft was legally sufficient, there's no way the arraignment judge should have just thrown it out. See more
Detective Elliot Stabler
What good does it do to ruin your career?
A.D.A. Casey Novak
If this is justice, I don't want this career.
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