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City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. Abrams

Close Date: 06/27/2005
Topic(s): Scope of Statutory Rights and Remedies
Status: closed
Docket: 03-1601


Whether the availability of a right of action under a federal statute is, by itself, sufficient to demonstrate congressional intent to foreclose reliance on 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983 as a remedy for violations of the statute.

Public Citizen filed an amicus brief on the merits in support of the respondents, and the Supreme Court decided in favor of the petitioner.