Restatement of the Law,

Constitutional Torts

This Restatement will examine the law of individual rights to sue government employees and others “acting under color of state law” under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Bivens actions. It will also cover restrictions on § 1983 actions imposed by the Prison Litigation Reform Act and the overlapping law of federal habeas corpus.
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The Council approved the initiation of this project in October 2022. ALI members may join the Members Consultative Group.

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John Calvin Jeffries, Jr. University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
Pamela S. Karlan Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA
Members Consultative Group
Christopher Edward Appel Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
Christopher Edward Appel Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
Donald B. Ayer Mc Lean, VA
Michael M. Baylson U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Michael M. Berger Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Ashutosh A. Bhagwat University of California, Davis School of Law
Davis, CA
Peter Bray U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Jean-Jacques Cabou Perkins Coie LLP
Phoenix, AZ
Elissa F. Cadish Supreme Court of Nevada
Carson City, NV
Edmond E. Chang U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Chicago, IL
Alan K. Chen University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Denver, CO
Laurence Paul Claus University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, CA
Michael G. Colantuono Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC
Grass Valley, CA
George W. Conk Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
Kelsi B. Corkran Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, Georgetown Law
Washington, DC
Michelle Williams Court Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Andrew Manuel Crespo Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Michael Crommelin Melbourne Law School
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Thomas L. Cubbage, III The Center for American and International Law
Plano, TX
Gonzalo P. Curiel U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
San Diego, CA
Rueben C. Cásarez Wells Fargo & Co. (Retired)
Evergreen, CO
Donald L. Doernberg Pace University, Elisabeth Haub School of Law (Retired)
Penn Valley, CA
Joshua A. Douglas University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Lexington, KY
Kevin J. Doyle U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
Burlington, VT
Avlana K. Eisenberg Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, FL
Ronald Eisenberg Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office
Philadelphia, PA
Anne S. Emanuel Georgia State University College of Law (Retired)
Atlanta, GA
Katie R. Eyer Rutgers Law School
Camden, NJ
Richard G. Feder Philadelphia, PA
Gary S. Feinerman U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Chicago, IL
Barry Friedman New York University School of Law
New York, NY
Benjamin D. Geffen Public Interest Law Center
Philadelphia, PA
Steven S. Gensler University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Llewellyn Joseph Gibbons University of Toledo College of Law
Toledo, OH
Paul A. Gowder, Jr. Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Chicago, IL
Simona Grossi Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
David W. Gruning Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Abita Springs, LA
Michael A. Harring Chicago, IL
Stephen E. Henderson University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Eric L. Hirschhorn Winston & Strawn LLP
Washington, DC
Aziz Zahirul Huq University of Chicago Law School
Chicago, IL
Kirk C. Jenkins Half Moon Bay, CA
Richard Gibbs Johnson RGJ LLC
Cleveland, OH
Robb Jones United Educators (Retired)
Ashburn, VA
Richard B. Katskee Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Washington, DC
Orin S. Kerr University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA
Steve Kim U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Los Angeles, CA
Alexandra D. Lahav Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY
Thomas S. Leatherbury Vinson & Elkins LLP
Dallas, TX
Evan Tsen Lee University of California, Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, CA
Thomas H. Lee Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
Nancy Leong University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Denver, CO
George W. Liebmann Liebmann & Shively, P.A.
Baltimore, MD
Lewis J. Liman U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
New York, NY
Susan M. Lin Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg & Lin LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Mark J. Loewenstein University of Colorado Law School
Boulder, CO
Andrés W. López The Law Offices of Andrés W. López P.S.C.
San Juan, PR
Patrick A. Malone Patrick Malone & Associates, PC
Washington, DC
Jeffrey A. Mandell Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Madison, WI
C. Scott Maravilla U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC
Araceli Martínez-Olguín National Immigration Law Center
Los Angeles, CA
Steven L. Mayer Arnold & Porter
San Francisco, CA
James T. McCartt Triangle Peak Partners LP
Knoxville, TN
Thomas Butler Merritt Littleton, NH
Joel W. Nomkin Perkins Coie LLP
Phoenix, AZ
Sean Olivas Keleher & McLeod PA
Albuquerque, NM
Jeffrey A. Parness Northern Illinois University College of Law
DeKalb, IL
John T. Parry Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, OR
Robert S. Peck Center for Constitutional Litigation, PC
Washington, DC
Mary Kelly Persyn Persyn Law & Policy
San Francisco, CA
Stuart A. Raphael Court of Appeals of Virginia
Richmond, VA
Gerald S. Reamey St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
Henry R. Reeve Denver District Attorney's Office (Retired)
Denver, CO
Sarah E. Ricks Rutgers Law School
Camden, NJ
Augustin Rivera, Jr. Del Mar Community College District
Corpus Christi, TX
Lauren K. Robel Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
Bloomington, IN
Bertrall L. Ross University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
David Rudovsky Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg & Lin LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Michael Schwarz Santa Fe, NM
Matthew R. Segal American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Massachusetts, Inc.
Boston, MA
Allen E. Shoenberger Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Chicago, IL
Duston J. Slinkard U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas
Topeka, KS
Fred O. Smith, Jr. Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, GA
Jonathan M. Smith Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Washington, DC
Steven R. Smith California Western School of Law
San Diego, CA
Carl A. Solano Superior Court of Pennsylvania (Retired)
Philadelphia, PA
Arthur B. Spitzer American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Victor P. Stabile Superior Court of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA
Paul David Stern U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington, DC
H. Mark Stichel RKW Law Group
Baltimore, MD
Guy Miller Struve Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (Retired)
New York, NY
Barry Sullivan Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Chicago, IL
Jay Tidmarsh Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, IN
Ethan V. Torrey Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, DC
John L. Warden Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
New York, NY
Howard M. Wasserman Florida International University College of Law
Miami, FL
Douglas P. Woodlock U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
Eric H. Zagrans Zagrans Law Firm LLC
Columbus, OH
Melvyn Zarr University of Maine School of Law
Portland, ME