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Bench Book - 5.2 Liability

The two principal pathways through which government officers might face legal liability through their work related to ICAOS are (1) federal civil rights lawsuits under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and (2) state law tort claims. Plaintiffs will also sometimes attempt to sue under the Compact itself, but courts have not deemed the agreement to give rise to a private right of action.