Give Peace a Chance

February 4, 2014

  • 78 Civil Rights
  • 78III Federal Remedies in General
  • 78k1477 Attorney Fees
  • 78k1491 k. Interim awards.

78 Civil RightsOrganizer of event in which participants were to form peace symbol with their nude bodies at state beach, who brought § 1983 First Amendment action challenging state regulation governing clothing in state parks and seeking preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, did not attain “prevailing party” status under § 1988 by obtaining preliminary injunction; following event, given participants’ violation of court’s understanding that they would stay behind barrier, federal district court issued ruling on the merits that superseded preliminary ruling, denied permanent injunction, and left state regulation intact.

Sole v. Wyner, 127 S. Ct. 2188 (2007)