In his Section 1983 Litigation column, Martin A. Schwartz, a professor at Touro Law Center, writes that a series of U.S. Supreme Court decisions has made it difficult for individuals who were wrongfully convicted in state court to obtain compensation under §1983 for even egregious violations of their federally protected rights, but a recent decision of the Ninth Circuit gives §1983 plaintiffs seeking compensation for wrongful conviction a ray of hope.
D.A. Ruled Municipal Policymaker in Wrongful Conviction Suit
New York Law Journal
September 6, 2013