42 U.S.C. § 1983. Civil action for deprivation of rights

     This page is continued from Criminal Law Self-Help >>>> Types of Crimes and Corresponding Laws >>>> Color of Law Crimes:


U.S. Code Title 42
Chapter 21
Subchapter I

§1983. Civil action for deprivation of rights

     Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws,  shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, 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.  For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia. [1]


[1]: U.S. Government Publishing Office, “Title 42 – THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE, CHAPTER 21 – CIVIL RIGHTS, SUBCHAPTER I – GENERALLY, Sec. 1983 – Civil action for deprivation of rights:  www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2010-title42/html/USCODE-2010-title42-chap21-subchapI-sec1983.htm


Back to

Back to Color of Law Crimes

Back to Types of Crimes and Corresponding Laws

Back to Criminal Law Self-Help

Home Page

Like this website?

Please Support Our Fundraiser

or donate via PayPal:


Disclaimer: Wild Willpower does not condone the actions of Maximilian Robespierre, however the above quote is excellent!

This website is being broadcast for First Amendment purposes courtesy of

Question(s)?  Suggestion(s)?
We look forward to hearing from you!