|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Mar 2, 2010
||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.
On a special episode of SCOTUStalk: @AHoweBlogger and @TomGoldsteinSB discuss Breyer's retirement and preview the process of selecting his successor.
Listen on your podcast platform of choice, or right here: https://www.scotusblog.com/2022/01/the-retirement-of-stephen-breyer/
A SPECIAL episode of SCOTUStalk out today: On the man of the moment
The retirement of Stephen Breyer https://www.scotusblog.com/2022/01/the-retirement-of-stephen-breyer/
Alabama executed Matthew Reeves by lethal injection a few hours after SCOTUS, in a 5-4 vote, dissolved a lower-court ruling that said Reeves had a right to select nitrogen gas as his method of execution. Our coverage of the decision, from @ellena_erskine:
Court green-lights Alabama execution in 5-4 ruling that reverses two lower courts - SCOTUSblog
A divided Supreme Court on Thursday evening allowed Alabama to execute a man who argued that the state had faile...
#SCOTUS grants Alabama's request to allow execution of Matthew Reeves to go forward. Justice Amy Coney Barrett indicates that she would have denied the state's request; Justice Elena Kagan dissents, joined by Breyer & Sotomayor. Order & dissent are here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21a372_5436.pdf
In remarks at the White House, Biden calls Breyer a beacon of wisdom on the Constitution and reiterates his commitment to select a Black woman to succeed him. Biden says he intends to nominate a successor by the end of February.
Breyer makes it official: He tells President Biden in a letter that his retirement will take effect at the end of the current term, assuming his successor has been confirmed by then.