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Presents a clear methodology for addressing the complex procedural and remedial issues arising from Section 1983 state court litigation. Each step of litigation is supported by references to state court cases which identify underlying legal principles and strategies. Provides comprehensive coverage of Supreme, Federal, and State Court cases, offering definitions, explanations, case citations, checklists, and tactical insights. Provides detailed practical advice on: choosing the right court, state remedial policies, judge and jury selection, pleading requirements, state justiciability, administrative remedies, immunities, damages, removal, attorney fees, and state claims. Also offers up-to-date state and federal case law and statutory developments.