Q: Can US citizens file a civil suit against a former senior member of the U.S. Government for negligence?
If so, is their case law?
A: Anyone can sue for anything but a case that 1) is for a generalized harm 2) for a non-specific injury (e.g. he acted to limit our 2nd amendment rights) 3)is tolled by the statute of limitations 4) where the Federal Tort Claims Act was not complied with 5)or that concerns discretionary duties will be likely to be thrown out. For example if you sue because within the past 3 years that person ran into you with their vehicle that would be OK. If your claim is that 5 years ago the person improperly denied the FDA approval of a medication and you think you were harmed, that would get tossed. You sound like you are ready to spend a LOT of money for a lawsuit "hobby". Not a recommended use of money, but it's a free country.
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