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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Opinion holding broad waiver of sovereign immunity under Federal Tort Claims Act

Justice Thomas wrote the opinion for the unanimous Court in Millbrook v. United States, determining that the waiver for intentional torts by an "investigative or law enforcement officer" extends to torts by such officers within the scope of their employment even if it does not arise in the course of executing a search, seizing evidence, or making an arrest.

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