U.S. SUPREME COURT

Lefemine v. Wideman

CIVIL RIGHTS — Attorney Fees

New Jersey Law Journal

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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.

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