Crawford-El v. Britton

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In Crawford-El v. Britton, 523 U.S. 574 (1998), the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lower court ruling imposing additional procedural requirements on a plaintiff (an inmate serving a life sentence) against government (prison) officials for allegedly violating his constitutional rights as applied by Section 1983.

The Court ruled 5-4 in favor of the inmate, with Justice Anthony Kennedy concurring and the conservative wing of the Court dissenting.

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