City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. Abrams

Topic(s): 
Scope of Statutory Rights and Remedies
Docket Number: 
3-1601
Case Description: 

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. § 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.