The Yale Law Journal

Remedies

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Making Black Lives Matter: Properly Valuing the Rights of the Marginalized in Constitutional Torts

Helen E. White

Black lives are systematically undervalued by constitutional enforcement remedies. Courts and scholars have unquestioningly adopted tort law’s corrective-justice scheme for § 1983 suits. But corrective justice is unsatisfactory in a context where the government and private parties frequently interac…