The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that a public school student severely injured by the use of disciplinary corporal punishment can press substantive due process claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for deprivation of the fourteenth amendment right to bodily security.
Hall v. Tawney, 621 F.2d 607 (4th Cir. 1980).
Richard A. Stevens,
Constitutional Law - Fourteenth Amendment - Due Process Clause - Civil Rights - Section 1983 - Corporal Punishment,
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