Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act has evolved into a major provision safeguarding the rights of persons aggrieved by official conduct. In an effort to assess whether § 1983 will retain its expanded viability, this comment examines several cases recently decided by the Supreme Court. The author argues that there is a discernible trend by the Court to restrict the application and use of § 1983.
Joseph P. Caracappa,
Section 1983 and the New Supreme Court: Cutting the Civil Rights Act Down to Size,
Duq. L. Rev.
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