identify who/what each action can be brought against Compare and contrast the Bivens action and the §1983 action

Compare and contrast the Bivens action and the §1983 action.

 

Bivens action and the 1983 action

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For this discussion:

  1. 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.

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