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Locality may be held liable for enforcing state statute (access required)

In a case of first impression, the court held a local government’s policy of enforcing state law renders it susceptible to Monell liability if the municipal policymaker made a meaningful and conscious choice that caused a constitutional injury. Because the plaintiff did not allege a link between Fairfax County’s enforcement of a state statute and ...