Enforcing Constitutional Rights: Section 1983 Litigation (LAW-795CT-001)
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Section 1983 is a principal vehicle for enforcing constitutional rights against violations by state and local officials and local governments. This course will examine the law of Section 1983, from excessive force claims against police to prisoner litigation to challenges to local government regulation. The body of law includes a web of procedural issues as to when damages are appropriate, when qualified immunity blocks relief, and more.
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