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Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Hui v. Castaneda

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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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