This morning the Court issued its decision in Los Angeles County v. Humphries (09-350).  In an opinion by Justice Breyer (with Justice Kagan recused), the Court reversed the lower court’s decision and remanded, holding that under its decision in Monell v. New York City Dep’t of Social Services (1978), a plaintiff who sues a local government for civil rights violations under federal law must show that his injury was the result of a policy or custom of the local government to obtain an injunction or a declaratory judgment.

The full text of the opinion appears below.

Opinion.09-350

Posted in Merits Cases

Recommended Citation: Anna Christensen, Details on this morning’s opinion, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 30, 2010, 10:53 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/11/details-on-this-mornings-opinion/