Hui v. Castaneda

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Mar 2, 2010
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
9-0
Author
Sotomayor
Term

Holding: Public health service officers and employees cannot be sued through so-called Bivens actions for violating citizens constitutional rights if the violation was committed in the course of their government duties. The plaintiff can only sue the federal government, not the employees.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on May 3, 2010.

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