Cite as: 534 U. S. 61 (2001)
Stevens, J., dissenting
tion. First, as is clear from the legislative materials cited in Carlson, 446 U. S., at 19-20, see also ante, at 68, Congress has effectively ratified the Bivens remedy; surely Congress has never sought to abolish it. Second, a rule that has been such a well-recognized part of our law for over 30 years should be accorded full respect by the Members of this Court, whether or not they would have endorsed that rule when it was first announced. For our primary duty is to apply and enforce settled law, not to revise that law to accord with our own notions of sound policy.
I respectfully dissent.
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