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Class Certification, Section 1983, and More

Decisions Concerning Access to Federal Court During the Supreme Court's 1996–97 Term

By Gill Deford, Matthew Diller, Brian Lawlor & Yolanda Vera

This past term the Supreme Court declined to restrict actions under section 1983 and to dissect the doctrine of Ex parte Young. The Court ruled in favor of parents unable to pay court fees in parental termination proceedings and explored the issue of the privatization of services traditionally performed by the government. This article explores some of the major decisions of the Court's 1996–97 term.

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