1983 Lawsuit | Definition

1983 Lawsuit

A 1983 lawsuit is a type of lawsuit originating under Section 1983 of Title 42 of the United States Code that allows people to sue government employees for violating their constitutional rights.

Section 1983 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code is part of the Civil Rights Act of 1871.

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Last Updated:  6/9/2018

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