Compare and contrast the Bivens action and the §1983 action.
Bivens action and the 1983 action
For this discussion:
- Compare and contrast the Bivens action and the §1983 action.
At a minimum:
(a) identify who/what each action can be brought against (who can be sued or who the defendants can be in the action)
(b) the elements that must be pled/alleged by the plaintiff to properly assert each cause of action and
(c) answer why an understanding these two civil actions is important to this class and/or to your understanding of civil liability.
Your are required to compose a minimum 650 word response to this prompt with proper APA citations*.
Identifying the elements of these actions will require a careful reading of 42 USC § 1983 and the Supreme Court cases which have been assigned.