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Constitutional Torts
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3 cr.

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This class is taught as a survey. It analyzes constitutional tort lawsuits for which monetary judgments are sought for violation of 42 U.S.C. section 1983. Section 1983 affords citizens the opportunity to seek monetary damages from state actors for alleged violations of constitutional rights. This class investigates procedural and substantive claims within the constitutional torts framework. This class covers foundational constitutional tort issues, such as: Equal Protection, Bivens lawsuits, Absolute and Qualified Immunity, Anti-Terrorism Related Claims, The Civil Rights Act, Classified and Other Governmental Privileges, Constitutional Causes of Action, "Improper Motive" Constitutional Tort Case, National Security, Personal and Jurisdictional Defenses, Prison Litigation Reform Act, Religious Freedom Restoration Act Supremacy Clause, and Title VII Employment Discrimination Cases.


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