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Constitutional Torts

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Edition: 4th ed., 2015
Author(s): Nahmod, Wells, Eaton, Smith


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This Constitutional Torts casebook emphasizes important circuit court decisions together with relevant Supreme Court case law. This enables students to see how principles articulated in Supreme Court decisions are implemented by lower courts. Constitutional Torts also addresses affirmative duties, constitutional tort actions in state courts, and attorney's fees. Further, this book is organized around the statutory language of section 1983, thereby driving home the crucial distinction between prima facie cases and constitutional tort immunities and defenses. Much of Constitutional Torts reflects the dynamic nature of section 1983 litigation in the Supreme Court and in the circuit courts. Features include:

Chapter 2 - Treatment of Brentwood Academy, as well as a large number of recent circuit court opinions;
Chapter 3 - Treatment of several Supreme Court cases, including Sandin v. Conner, Gilbert v. Homar, and Sacramento v. Lewis; significant changes emphasizing the range of substantive constitutional claims that are frequently litigated, including substantive and procedural due process claims seeking to vindicate Fourteenth Amendment "property" and "liberty" rights, Fourth Amendment claims charging excessive force on the part of the police, Eighth Amendment claims advancing a variety of "cruel and unusual punishment" theories, equal protection claims, and First Amendment "public employee speech" claims;
Chapter 4 - Updates the current treatment with the Gonzaga University case;
Chapter 5 - Includes several new major Supreme Court decisions as well as recent circuit court decisions;
Chapter 7 - Includes a new Supreme Court decision on absolute immunity;
Chapter 8 - Includes the addition of four significant Supreme Court decisions and several circuit court decisions;
Chapter 9 - Includes many recent circuit court decisions on damages as well as a more detailed treatment of issues that arise in suits for prospective relief;
Chapter 11 - Updated treatment of state court Section 1983 litigation, including the Supreme Court's decision in Johnson v. Fankell.


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Format Hardcover
Author Nahmod, Wells, Eaton, Smith
ISBN 9781632815507
Edition 4th ed., 2015
Publisher LexisNexis/Matthew Bender