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The Number of Constitutional Tort Cases
Characteristics of Constitutional Tort Litigation
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Administrative Office data amount analysis assess attorneys Burger Court civil rights filings civil rights litigation civil rights plaintiffs column compares comparison constitutional tort actions constitutional tort claims constitutional tort filings constitutional tort litigation constitutional tort plaintiffs control group Cornell Law School counsel default judgments differences differential stakes disposition EDPA employment discrimination enactment equation expectationists expectations model expected costs expected judgment explain favorable federal court fee awards fee statute fee-shifting statute fees act file suit filing rates fiscal government defendants government-as-defendant intuitionist Law School lawsuit less litigation rates lower success rates noncivil rights plaintiffs nongovernment defendants nonprisoner constitutional tort number of constitutional outcome parties percent percentage police Posner predict prisoner and nonprisoner prisoner civil rights prisoner constitutional tort private defendants probability rates of constitutional relative result settle settlement figures Shavell shows Stanford Law School suggest supra note 159 Supreme Court Table three districts trial Warren Court