Let us consider an almost hypothetical circumstance, with the following assumptions:
- I am a disabled American;
- I have been ordered to appear in a Maryland state court today to show cause why I should not be held in contempt of court;
- The precise details surrounding the need for this hearing are not relevant to this exercise;
- I have in the past been allowed to attend hearings in this jurisdiction via Skype;
- For some baffling reason that I cannot understand, the judge has not granted permission for me to appear via Skype for today’s hearing;
- Earlier this month, I filed a motion asking for this hearing to be canceled or for my travel and lodging costs to be reimbursed by a third party;
- The judge has not ruled on this motion;
- I am very inconvenienced by the judge’s failure to kowtow to my capricious wants…obviously he does not know how important and disabled I am;
- The judge’s petulance is obviously a violation of my civil rights as a disabled American;
- Therefore, I am going to sue this judge and the state of Maryland for a) being mean to me, b) for hurting my butt, and c) for ordering me to come to Maryland when it isn’t even freezing and I can’t slip and fall on the ice and die and blame HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGE!!!…it’s got to work eventually.
Which brings me to my stupid question:
If I’m going to sue a Maryland judge, and the state of Maryland for violating my constitutional right not to peel myself out of this chair and go to court when ordered by a judge…
…WHERE WOULD BE THE PROPER VENUE TO FILE SUCH A LAWSUIT?