SG Joins Supreme Court Fray In Prisoner’s Bivens Suit

Law360, New York (October 11, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the U.S. solicitor general into oral arguments in defense of prison contractors sued by an inmate for personal damages as representatives of the government under the high court's 1971 ruling in Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents.

The U.S. Department of Justice has sided with the contractor, GEO Corp., in arguing that Bivens applies only to government employees, not contractors, and called the lower court's decision a "novel and unwarranted expansion" of a narrowly defined right to sue....
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