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[I have already instructed you on the first element of [plaintiff’s] claim, which requires [plaintiff] to prove that [defendant] acted under color of state law.]
The second element of [plaintiff’s] claim is that [defendant] deprived [him/her] of a federal [constitutional right] [statutory right].
[Insert instructions concerning the relevant constitutional or statutory violation.]
COMMENT See below for instructions concerning particular constitutional violations. Instructions 7.0 through 7.5 concern employment discrimination and retaliation claims under Section 1983.
(Last Updated July 2019)