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. This Fourth Edition 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. The treatise is regularly cited by the Supreme Court and other federal courts, as well as in briefs and law journals. Importantly, it discusses Section 1983 issues from both the plaintiffs and defendants 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: Investigate Section 1983 issues deeply with its detailed circuit-by-circuit discussions of relevant decisions Establish the legal basis for your clients claim or defenses Research legal principles in light of the latest decisions and trends Find relevant cases on any Section 1983 issue in your jurisdiction Identify, cite, and analyze relevant Supreme Court decisions Develop persuasive arguments Understand complicated procedural issues Recover fees and costs The treatise is updated annually by the author and contains the most complete discussion and collection of Section 1983 cases anywhere.