Questions and Answers
The United States Constitution limits the powers of the
government over its citizens and protects the citizens from
What constitutes a "Civil
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
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:
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
Where do I file my lawsuit for Civil Rights
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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