Baker v. McCollan

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In Baker v. McCollan, 443 U.S. 137, 142 (1979), the U.S. Supreme Court held in dictum that a violation of state law cannot establish a basis for a Section 1983 claim.

Justice William Rehnquist wrote the opinion for the 6-3 Court, with the liberal Justices dissenting.

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