Section 1983 Litigation in a Nutshell

Author: Collins, Michael G.
Edition: 5th
Copyright Date: 2016
  • Publication Date: December 1st, 2015
  • ISBN: 9781634592307
  • Subject: Civil Rights
  • Series: Nutshells
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: Coverage includes the statute's modern revival in Monroe v. Pape, municipal liability, individual officer and sovereign immunity, excessive force litigation, choice of law, state and federal court jurisdiction, remedies, and attorney's fees. There are also chapters on federal officer liability and the relationship between habeas corpus and section 1983. A helpful tool for practitioners, students, judges, and their clerks, or anyone wishing to get up to speed on this complex, ever-changing topic.