U.S. SUPREME COURTNew Jersey Law Journal
Lefemine v. Wideman
CIVIL RIGHTS — Attorney Fees
A demonstrator who sued under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, in part to secure an injunction to protect himself from police officers' threat of sanctions, and who succeeded in removing that threat, is a "prevailing party" and should ordinarily recover an attorney's fee under 42 U.S.C. § 1988 unless a court finds special circumstances would render such an award unjust.