Title 42 USC Section 1983
[USC = United States Code (Federal Laws Passed by Congress)]


Sec. 1983. - Civil action for deprivation of rights

Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer's judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia 




A Civil Action is a Civil Lawsuit.  A Civil Rights Lawsuit is a Civil Action as provided pursuant to Sec. 1983, above.

A violation of Your 5th Amendment Rights, as set forth in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution, which make up a portion of Your Civil Rights, can be the basis for a Sec. 1983 Lawsuit.

For more information about Civil Rights Actions do an Internet search for: Title 42 USC Section 1983.

Also, For information concerning Civil Rights Lawsuits against Federal Officials do an Internet search for "Bivens Actions," or see:




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