Supreme Court upholds limits on municipal liability

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously in Los Angeles County v. Humphries [Cornell LII backgrounder] that, when alleging a municipality violated their civil rights under 42 USC 1983 [text], plaintiffs "must show that their injury was caused by a municipal policy or custom," even if they are only seeking injunctive or declaratory relief. Tuesday’s opinion, authored by Justice Stephen Breyer, drew heavily from Monell v. New York City Department…

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