Introduction to Section 1983 Blog

Section 1983 Blog focuses on the law of Section 1983 and other constitutional torts. It is not legal advice.  If you have a question or comment, please send us an e-mail.  We'd love to hear from you.

If you notice errors, please post a comment or send us an e-mail.  We don't have associates, law clerks, or law students proofreading our posts before we publish them: Typos will happen.  Substantive errors, however, are embarrassing and intolerable.  If you see one, let us know.

About the Editors: Michael Cernovich graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law.  In law school, he earned the highest course grades in Constitutional Law, Advanced Constitutional Law, and Civil Rights Actions; worked as a research assistant for Doug Kmiec; and was the chapter president of the Federalist Society.  He has published articles on civil rights issues, and his blog's posting on the Prison Litigation Reform Act were cited in federal court opinions.  Mike can be reached via email, by clicking here.


Norm Pattis has been a leading Connecticut civil rights lawyer for over 15 years.  He has obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts in civil rights cases.  He blogs most days at his self-styled blog, Norm Pattis.