42 USC  § 1983 allows an individual to bring a lawsuit against a government actor who has violated the individual’s constitutional rights.  1983 civil rights cases often allege excessive force, false arrest, delayed release, or illegal searches but can also involve the violation of other constitutional rights, such as the right to free speech.  1983 civil rights law is extremely complex, involves a variety of exceptions, and is constantly changing.  I am currently handling a 1983 Federal Class Action Constitutional challenge to Indiana forfeiture law.

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