University of Miami Law Review
Section 1983 litigation
Although actions under § 1983 have traditionally been a federal court remedy, an increasing number of litigants have turned to the state courts to pursue claims under § 1983. In light of this trend, the author presents a comprehensive examination of state court § 1983 actions--focusing on the choice of the state forum as a tactical decision, the power and duty of state courts to hear § 1983 actions, and the specific procedural and remedial issues that will arise in state court § 1983 litigation.
Stephan H. Steinglass, The Emerging State Court 1983 Action: A Procedural Review, 38 University of Miami Law Review 381(1984)