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Hernandez v. Mesa

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1678 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether, when the plaintiffs plausibly allege that a rogue federal law enforcement officer violated clearly established Fourth and Fifth amendment rights for which there is no alternative legal remedy, the federal courts can and should recognize a damages claim under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics; and (2) whether, if the federal courts do not recognize such a claim, the Westfall Act violates the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment insofar as it pre-empts state-law torts suits for damages against rogue federal law enforcement officers acting within the scope of their employment for which there is no alternative legal remedy.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 15 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 20, 2018)
 
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