SCOTUS: Bivens actions must be extended by Congress, and QI applies

Bivens actions beyond what the Supreme Court has already found must be found by Congress and not the courts. Qualified immunity applies as in 1983 actions: “The qualified-immunity inquiry turns on the ‘objective legal reasonableness’ of the official’s acts, Harlow v. Fitzgerald, 457 U.S. 800, 819, ‘assessed in light of the legal rules that were ‘clearly established’ at the time [the action] was taken,’ Anderson v. Creighton, 483 U.S. 635, 639.” Ziglar v. Abbasi, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 3874 (June 19, 2017) (4-2).

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