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What Does It Take to "Shock the Conscience" in the Classroom?

Substantive Due Process and the “Shocks the Conscience” Test

Many of us know of the substantive due process test of “shocks the conscience” and the very high hurdle it presents for… 520 more words

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Shotgun Pleadings and Section 1983: The Eleventh Circuit Speaks Out

Background

Many of us know that the Supreme Court’s decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 566 U.S.  662 (2009), was a game-changer in announcing a heightened pleading requirement of “plausibility” in federal courts. 630 more words

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Federal Attorney's Fees Statute Means What SCOTUS Says It Means: Slapping Down the Idaho Supreme Court

It is hard to believe in this day and age that a state Supreme Court thinks it can advance its own interpretation of federal law contrary to an interpretation by the United States Supreme Court. 292 more words

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Mullinex v. Luna: A Supreme Court Qualified Immunity Excessive Force/High-Speed Police Chase Decision

The Supreme Court once again strongly signaled that police officers are to be given maximum deference when sued for damages under section 1983 and the… 1,072 more words

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All My Section 1983 Posts to 10-12-15

TO MY READERS

It has been a while since I reorganized all of my posts (including videos and podcasts) in order to provide greater and more efficient accessibility for readers. 959 more words

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