Summary: The Fifth Edition of Civil Rights Legislation includes:
The latest materials on the basic principles of section 1983 and the Bivens doctrine (including Hope v. Peltzer and Correctional Services Corp. v. Malesko)
Issues under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (including Miller v. French, Porter v. Nussle, and Booth v. Churner)
Issues arising from federal habeas corpus (Demore v. Kim,...show more Duncan v. Walker, Williams v. Taylor, Penry v. Johnson, Lockyer v. Andrade, and Wiggins v. Smith)
Treatment of sovereign immunity (including Kimel v. Florida Board of Regents, Federal Maritime Comm'n v. South Carolina State Ports Authority, Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama v. Garrett, and Raygor v. Regents of the University of Minnesota)
Issues related to the scope of congressional authority (including United States v. Morrison and Nevada Department of Human Resources v. Hibbs)
Treatment of substantive civil rights legislation such as Title VI and Title VII (including Alexander v. Sandoval, Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Prods., Inc., Pollard v. E.I. du Pont De Nemours & Co., and Circuit City Stores v. Adams)
The Fifth Edition of Civil Rights Legislation also covers all major recent developments in the growing area of litigation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, including:
Conditions that impair performance but that do not impair major life activities (Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. v. Williams)
Reshuffling seniority as a reasonable accommodation (US Airways v. Barnett)
Punitive damages under the ADA (Barnes v. Gorman)
Sovereign immunity (Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama v. Garrett)
Attorneys fees (Buckhannon Board and Care Home, Inc. v. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama v. Garrett)
Definition of disability (Sutton v. United Air Lines, Inc., Murphy v. United Parcel Service, Inc., and Albertsons, Inc. v. Kirkingburg)
Relation to disability under Social Security laws (Cleveland v. Policy Management Systems Corp.)
Institutionalization of the mentally ill (Olmstead v. L.C.)
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