42 U.S.C. § 2000aa-6 : US Code - Section 2000AA-6: Civil actions by aggrieved persons

    (a) Right of action
      A person aggrieved by a search for or seizure of materials in
    violation of this chapter shall have a civil cause of action for
    damages for such search or seizure - 
        (1) against the United States, against a State which has waived
      its sovereign immunity under the Constitution to a claim for
      damages resulting from a violation of this chapter, or against
      any other governmental unit, all of which shall be liable for
      violations of this chapter by their officers or employees while
      acting within the scope or under color of their office or
      employment; and
        (2) against an officer or employee of a State who has violated
      this chapter while acting within the scope or under color of his
      office or employment, if such State has not waived its sovereign
      immunity as provided in paragraph (1).
    (b) Good faith defense
      It shall be a complete defense to a civil action brought under
    paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this section that the officer or
    employee had a reasonable good faith belief in the lawfulness of
    his conduct.
    (c) Official immunity
      The United States, a State, or any other governmental unit liable
    for violations of this chapter under subsection (a)(1) of this
    section, may not assert as a defense to a claim arising under this
    chapter the immunity of the officer or employee whose violation is
    complained of or his reasonable good faith belief in the lawfulness
    of his conduct, except that such a defense may be asserted if the
    violation complained of is that of a judicial officer.
    (d) Exclusive nature of remedy
      The remedy provided by subsection (a)(1) of this section against
    the United States, a State, or any other governmental unit is
    exclusive of any other civil action or proceeding for conduct
    constituting a violation of this chapter, against the officer or
    employee whose violation gave rise to the claim, or against the
    estate of such officer or employee.
    (e) Admissibility of evidence
      Evidence otherwise admissible in a proceeding shall not be
    excluded on the basis of a violation of this chapter.
    (f) Damages; costs and attorneys' fees
      A person having a cause of action under this section shall be
    entitled to recover actual damages but not less than liquidated
    damages of $1,000, and such reasonable attorneys' fees and other
    litigation costs reasonably incurred as the court, in its
    discretion, may award: Provided, however, That the United States, a
    State, or any other governmental unit shall not be liable for
    interest prior to judgment.
    (g) Attorney General; claims settlement; regulations
      The Attorney General may settle a claim for damages brought
    against the United States under this section, and shall promulgate
    regulations to provide for the commencement of an administrative
    inquiry following a determination of a violation of this chapter by
    an officer or employee of the United States and for the imposition
    of administrative sanctions against such officer or employee, if
    warranted.
    (h) Jurisdiction
      The district courts shall have original jurisdiction of all civil
    actions arising under this section.