The Second Edition provides the most complete treatment available of the vindication of constitutional rights through money damages and the closely related subject of attorney's fees, as well as an introduction to injunctive practice and modern structural reform litigation. It focuses on 42 U.S.C. 1983 and related statutes that permit judicial vindication of civil rights without resort to administrative proceedings. The availability of attorney's fees is considered in detail, as is the relation of civil rights damages to the Eleventh Amendment. The book also provides an introduction to modern civil rights legislation and a look at structural reform injunctions.