Supreme Court decision for (6/8/22) - 1 case, Egbert v Boule

Today was an unscheduled extra opinion day, with only one opinion Egbert v Boule.

THOMAS, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and ALITO, KAVANAUGH, and BARRETT, JJ., joined. GORSUCH, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. SOTOMAYOR, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part, in which BREYER and KAGAN, JJ., joined.

The Court ruled that the Bivens case does not create causes of action for excessive force and/or retaliation under the Fourth Amendment.

This was the “Smuggler’s Inn” case. Respondent Boule would provide transportation and lodging to border crossers, then turn around and report them to law enforcement.

At the moment, the next opinion day will be Monday, June 13th. Could be another unscheduled day tomorrow or Frida, but none announced to this point.


In addition to Monday, June 13th, the Supreme Court has officially announced that Wednesday, June 15th will also be an opinion day.

We should expect multiple decision day weeks for the remainder of the term, particularly given the very large number of cases still pending.