Section 1983 Litigation: Supreme Court Review: A Roundtable Dialogue
54 Pages Posted: 8 May 2014
Date Written: 2003
The two authors, with commentary from Karen Blum and the Hon. George Pratt, discuss and analyze the §1983 Civil Rights cases that were decided by the United States Supreme Court during the 2002 Term. To facilitate their discussion, the authors group the cases discussed into five categories: enforcement of constitutional rights under §1983; qualified immunity matters; enforcement of federal statutes under §1983; cases involving pleading issues; and Bivens claims.
The authors' discussion of the cases puts these holdings in a broader context as they consider the litigation significance of the decisions and, at times, disagree on the issues at hand.
Keywords: Section 1983 litigation, U.S. Supreme Court, enforcement of constitutional rights, qualified immunity, enforcement of federal statutes, pleading issues, Bivens claims
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