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Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Litigation: The Law of Section 1983 was the first ever — and is widely recognized as the leading — treatise on the subject of litigation under Section 1983. It provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of all Section 1983 issues and includes the insights of its nationally known author Sheldon Nahmod, professor of law, lecturer, and Section 1983 consultant.
The treatise includes not only recent important circuit court and state court decisions, but all §1983-related decisions of the Supreme Court handed down in the current term. It is regularly cited by the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as in briefs and law journals.
Importantly, the treatise discusses Section 1983 issues from both the plaintiff's and defendant's perspectives and sets out the substantive law for claims under 42 U.S.C.A. §1983, whether brought in federal or state court.
This invaluable resource is organized according to the language of Section 1983 and guides you quickly to what you need in order to:
The treatise is updated annually by the author and contains the most complete discussion and collection of Section 1983 cases anywhere.
Given the rate at which civil rights law evolves, we encourage those active in civil rights litigation practice to check out the NahmodLaw Blog, written by the author. It addresses a variety of §1983, constitutional law, and related topics. You can also follow Professor Nahmod on Twitter at the handle @NahmodLaw.