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On Tuesday, the justices released orders from their May 21 conference, adding no new cases to their merits docket for next term.

Hui v. Castaneda

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1529 9th Cir. Mar 2, 2010
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May 3, 2010 9-0 Sotomayor OT 2009

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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