The application of Section 1983 to teacher freedom of speech from Pickering to the present

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Gary DeWeese Pate (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871 has for nearly one hundred years remained largely unused. However, with the Monroe v. Pape decision reached in 1961, Section 1983 came to be used as a tool in litigating civil rights claims in federal courts. It has become the major piece of federal legislation affecting school boards in employment decisions. This study is the product of both historical and legal research. The creation and evolution of Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871 were researched to explore the era of history in which the Act was enacted and to trace the developments and changes of the Act. Cases involving the freedom of speech for public school teachers based on Section 1983 were then found and briefed.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Teachers $x Legal status, laws, etc.
Educational law and legislation
Freedom of speech
Teaching, Freedom of

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