Senior Judge Walter Kurtz’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Leon Houston will stand.
The Tennessee Court of Appeals filed an opinion last month affirming the ruling.
Houston had sued the state of Tennessee, two judges, Roane County and members of the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.
Kurtz dismissed his lawsuit in 2010. He ruled that the judges had judicial immunity and the state had sovereign immunity.
Houston claimed the clerk’s office did not properly process his subpoenas.