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Civil Practice: 42 U.S.C. §1983-State Court Custody Action-Younger Abstention Doctrine

Plaintiff appealed the dismissal of her §1983 action alleging violations of her constitutional rights in a pending state court custody action. Where the Younger abstention doctrine was applicable to preclude consideration of plaintiff’s federal constitutional claims arising from a pending ...

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Civil Rights:42 U.S.C. §1983-Younger Abstention Doctrine-Bad-Faith Exception

Plaintiffs filed a §1983 civil-rights complaint against defendant. The district court dismissed the action, declining to take jurisdiction under the Younger abstention doctrine. Plaintiffs argued their case fell within the bad-faith exception to the doctrine and further alleged the district ...

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