Article discusses how the United States Supreme Court has limited access of civil rights litigants to the federal courts through expanded use of res judicata. Article discusses availability of federal forum to civil rights claimants who commence actions under sections 1981 and 1983 of Title 42 of the United States Code and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Restrictions on Access to the Federal Courts in Civil Rights Actions: The Role of Abstention and Res Judicata,
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