Title

Symposium on Enforcing Constitutional Rights in The Twenty-First Century: Section 1983 Thirty Years After Owen

Publication Date

Summer 2010

Document Type

Article

Abstract

In Owen v. City of Independence, the Supreme Court indicated that § 1983 would provide a path for all victims of civil rights violations would be able to get full compensation for their harm. However, the intervening decades saw that guarantee whittled away, as later decisions carved away the ability to recover under § 1983. The authors in this symposium discuss the challenges in enforcing constitutional rights in the twenty-first century legal environment and offers a solution.

Publication Title

UMKC Law Review

Volume

78

Issue

4

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