University of La Verne Law Review Hosting 1983 Civil Rights Symposium

This February the University of La Verne Law Review will hold a symposium on §1983 Civil Rights that will review and discuss the evolution, current status and developing law involving this pivotal point of United States Constitutional Law.

Attorneys, legal rights professionals, law enforcement officials, governmental representatives, non-profit/public interest employees, students, educators and interested members of the public are invited to take part in this informative and compelling conference. Scheduled for February 7-8, 2013, the symposium will be held at the Ayers Hotel & Suites, 1945 E. Holt. Boulevard, Ontario, Calif.

First enacted in April 1871 as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, Section 1983 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code has evolved through the years to become the primary means of enforcing constitutional rights. It provides:

Every person who under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, Suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable.  For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.

The symposium’s list of panel topics and scheduled speakers is being finalized and will be announced as soon as all details are confirmed.

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