Does 42 USC 1983 Civil action for deprivation of rights apply to state statutes/laws or is it limited only to federal statute/laws????
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§1983 is a Federal statute that permits private citizens to file civil actions challenging state and municipal laws, rules, and regulations that deprive individuals (and companies) of their rights guaranteed under the United States Constitution. Any deprivation of rights that occur under color of state law can be challenged in a §1983 action, so policies and procedures adopted by governmental agencies can be the subject of such an action as well as specific statutes or laws.
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It is for state errors.
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May I add that the Eleventh Amendment disallows 1983 claims against states themselves.
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