Section 1983 initially served to protect individual civil rights, but has now expanded to redressing the deprivation of constitutional rights resulting from wrongful death. This Note concludes that the state requirements of standing for wrongful death suits not be applied. The Note then outlines the constitutional right, the parent-child relationship, that is being asserted by surviving family members in these suits.
Section 1983 Actions by Family Members Based on Deprivation of the Constitutional Right to "Family Association" resulting from Wrongful Death: Who has Standing?,
14 Fordham Urb. L.J. 441
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