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Enforcing Federal Rights

The Law of Section 1983 (Part 2)

By Robert P. Capistrano

Even in this age of "devolution" and "privatization," Section 1983 can be applied to protect low-income clients from the deprivation of their federal rights. This examination of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions construing 42 U.S.C. § 1983 discusses claims brought under the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, procedural issues in bringing a Section 1983 claim, and available remedies and defenses.

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