2004 Handbook of Section 1983 Litigation

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Aspen Pub, Apr 8, 2004 - Law - 686 pages
If you need the short answer to a Section 1983 question - and you can't afford to waste time running down the wrong research path - turn To The Handbook of Section 1983 Litigation . This essential guide is designed as the practitioner's desk book. it provides quick and concise answers to issues that frequently arise in Section 1983 cases, from police misconduct to affirmative actions to gender and race discrimination. it is organized ro help you quickly find the specific information you need - whether you are plaintiff's or defendant's counsel. You will find a clear, concise statement of the law governing every aspect of a Section 1983 claim, extensive citation to legal authority: every major Supreme Court ruling on Section 1983, As well as key opinions in every circuit, and a detailed overview of case law. Topics covered include: Supervisory, municipal, county, and school district liability Incarcerated and confined persons Due process the First Amendment and Section 1983 Immunity Pleadings Motions Affirmative defenses Injunctions and declaratory relief Damages Discovery Trial issues Attorneys fees and much more.

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