Constitutional Tort – a violation of one’s constitutional rights by a government officer, redressable by a civil action filed directly against the officer

constitutional tort:
(1966)

1. A violation of one’s constitutional rights by a government officer, redressable by a civil action filed directly against the officer.  A constitutional tort committed under color of state law (such as a civil rights violation) is actionable under 42 USCA § 1983.— Sometimes (informally) shortened to contort.” [1]

     Color of Law Crimes are an example of a crime and a constitutional tort.

Color of Law Crimes – abuse of authority by government official(s) by using of the appearance (“color”) of law in order to deprive someone of a right or commit fraud. [2]

References:

[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Definition of “Color of Law Crime” by Distance Everheart (Founder of Wild Willpower)

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