Bivens action

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A Bivens action generally refers to a lawsuit for damages when a federal officer who is acting in the color of federal authority allegedly violates the U.S. Constitution by federal officers acting.

Burden of Proof

The plaintiff...


On June 7, 2010, Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca (“Sergio”), a 15-year-old Mexican citizen, was playing a game with his friends at a cement culvert on the border between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Hernandez v. United States at 255. The...

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During his 2004 presidential campaign, President Bush made an unannounced stop at the Jacksonville Inn in Jacksonville, Oregon. See Moss v. U.S. Secret Service, 711 F.3d 941, 948 (9th Cir. 2012). The President was scheduled to appear at the nearby...