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Questions and Answers

         The United States Constitution limits the powers of the government over its citizens and protects the citizens from governmental intrusion.

What constitutes a "Civil Rights" violation?

         A Civil Rights violation occurs whenever any person, acting under color of law subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the Unted States or other person within the jurisidiction theref to the deprivation of any rights, privileges or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws.

If I suffer a "Civil Rights" violation, what is my remedy?

         Title 42 U.S. Code, Sec. 1983 allows you to bring an action against any person who violates your Civil Rights.

Persons who may be sued for Civil Rights under this Statute include:
Individuals
Cities - Under Certain Circumstances
Counties - Under Certain Circumstances
Independent School Districts - Under Certain Circumstances
Municipal Trusts - Under Certain Circumstances
The Oklahoma Governmental Tort Claims Act does provide for indemnification for employees for Civil Rights Violations committed while acting in the scope of their employment.

Persons who may not be sued for Civil Rights under this Statute include:
Individuals not acting under color of law
The Federal Government
States and State Agencies have Eleventh Amendment protection from suit!
Indian Tribes

Where do I file my lawsuit for Civil Rights violations?

         The lawsuit may be filed either in the U.S. District Court, or the State Court having appropriate jurisdiction and venue. State Claims under the Governmental Tort Claims Acts may also be brought in the same action - both in State and Federal Courts.

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