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Court toughens §1983 standard, tackles ERISA and prisoner release (access required)

Tuesday a unanimous (except for the recused Justice Elena Kagan) Supreme Court held that plaintiffs bringing §1983 actions against a municipality must show that their injury was caused by a municipal policy or custom, regardless of whether the action is for monetary, injunctive or declarative relief. The ruling in Los Angeles County v. Humphries was ...

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