Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress...
SURREPTITIOUSLY DRUG TESTING OF PREGNANT WOMEN FOR THE
ALLEDGED BENEFIT OF THEIR FETUSES ARE NOT ONLY MISGUIDED
AS A MATTER OF POLICY, THEY ARE UNLAWFUL.
Ferguson v. City of Charleston: Social and Legal Contexts (11/1/2000)
Ferguson v. City of Charleston
OCS did this when our daughter was pregnant with her last child.
Social workers (and other government employees) may be sued for deprivation of civil rights
under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 if they are named in their ‘official and individual capacity’. Hafer v. Melo, (S.Ct.