Constitutional Litigation Under Section 1983
By Mark R. Brown
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Constitutional Litigation Under § 1983 exhaustively analyzes the varied problems that arise in civil rights suits alleging violations of the United States Constitution. The cases, questions, and commentary not only survey the stumbling blocks plaintiffs and defendants are likely to encounter in this type of federal litigation, but also address peculiar problems that tend to arise with specific constitutional rights - such as the Fourth Amendment's proscription on unreasonable searches and seizures, the Fifth Amendment's requirement of just compensation, and the Due Process Clause's requirements for properly extracting taxes. Topics include:
This new book focuses on the particular problems that arise in litigation against states, local governments, and their agents under the United States Constitution. Constitutional Litigation Under § 1983 is constructed to serve as the principal reading for a two- or three-hour course. The book uses the United States Constitution as a tool to convey to the student a succinct understanding of the policies, procedures, problems, and precedents that surround federal litigation with the government.
The Appendix to Constitutional Litigation Under § 1983 includes the text of relevant provisions in the United States Constitution, together with the text of pertinent statutes and procedural rules.
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