San Diego Law Review

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Remedies Discussion Forum


One of the most significant remedial developments during the twentieth century was the rise and (partial) decline of the structural injunction in which courts, usually federal courts, restructure or reshape legislative or administrative agencies such as schools or prisons. Structural remedies appear to be inconsistent with the judicial function conceptually. Despite this concern, federal courts have entered structural relief in an extraordinary array of cases that have dramatically reshaped society. This Article examines the structural remedy and offers some reflections on its appropriate use.

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