On Tuesday, in Los Angeles County v. Humphries, the Court will hear oral argument regarding whether a plaintiff who seeks declaratory relief for the violation of his rights by a local government entity must show that the violation resulted from a government policy, and whether the plaintiff can be a “prevailing party” for purposes of receiving attorney’s fees under federal civil rights laws if he cannot make such a showing.  Steven D. Schwinn of the John Marshall Law School previews the case for the American Bar Association's PREVIEW of U.S. Supreme Court Cases; the ABA has generously agreed to share some of its previews "“ which are authored by practitioners and scholars in the field "“ with SCOTUSblog.  You can read Professor Schwinn's preview here; PREVIEW's website is here.

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