Notes on 42 U.S.C. § 1983 : US Code - Notes

Search Notes on 42 U.S.C. § 1983 : US Code - Notes

    (R.S. Sec. 1979; Pub. L. 96-170, Sec. 1, Dec. 29, 1979, 93 Stat.
    1284; Pub. L. 104-317, title III, Sec. 309(c), Oct. 19, 1996, 110
    Stat. 3853.)


                               CODIFICATION                           
      R.S. Sec. 1979 derived from act Apr. 20, 1871, ch. 22, Sec. 1, 17
    Stat. 13.
      Section was formerly classified to section 43 of Title 8, Aliens
    and Nationality.



                                AMENDMENTS                            
      1996 - Pub. L. 104-317 inserted before period at end of first
    sentence ", 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".
      1979 - Pub. L. 96-170 inserted "or the District of Columbia"
    after "Territory", and provisions relating to Acts of Congress
    applicable solely to the District of Columbia.

                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1979 AMENDMENT                 
      Amendment by Pub. L. 96-170 applicable with respect to any
    deprivation of rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the
    Constitution and laws occurring after Dec. 29, 1979, see section 3
    of Pub. L. 96-170, set out as a note under section 1343 of Title
    28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.