One of the defenses at The Sanders Firm, P.C. that we deal with in the civil rights arena is called issue preclusion. Issue preclusion is a defense that may be used to defend against a civil rights lawsuit. This particular defense can lead to your case never even getting to a jury. Issue preclusion is a concept that often results in state and federal courts deciding that they will not hear a case. Why would this happen and how can you prevent it from happening to you? We will answer those questions on this page.