Judge Aycock originally agreed with that argument, dismissing Jauch’s case in 2016. But the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was sharply critical of Aycock’s ruling, reinstating Jauch’s case in 2017 and calling her detention “unjust and unfair” and “alien to our law.”
According to The Associated Press, it's unlikely that Jauch will collect money from the judges in the case because judges are generally immune from lawsuits.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.