District of Columbia v. CarterAnnotate this Case
409 U.S. 418 (1973)
U.S. Supreme Court
District of Columbia v. Carter, 409 U.S. 418 (1973)
District of Columbia v. Carter
Argued November 6, 1972
Decided January 10, 1973
409 U.S. 418
The District of Columbia is not a "State or Territory" within the meaning of 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and the Court of Appeals therefore erred insofar as that court sustained respondent's claims for deprivation of civil rights pursuant to that statute. Pp. 409 U. S. 420-433.
144 U.S.App.D.C. 388, 447 F.2d 358, reversed.
BRENNAN, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
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