July 23, 2019

Case Law: SCOTUS Opinions, Week of May 3, 2010

The United States Supreme Court issued two opinions last week.

In Hui v. Castaneda, the Court resolved the question as to whether Bivens actions are barred and the Federal Tort Claims Act is the sole remedy in medical claims involving treatment by public health service personnel.

In Renico v. Lett, the Court reversed a Sixth Circuit decision granting habeas relief because a trial judge’s sua sponte declaration of a mistrial was not an “unreasonable application of” “clearly established federal law” under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA).

See SCOTUSblog and SCOTUSwiki for more details and analysis of these, and all recent U.S. Supreme Court, cases.

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