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Supreme Court bars lawsuit over cross-border shooting of Mexican teen

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday barred a lawsuit against a Border Patrol agent for fatally shooting a 15-year-old Mexican boy on Mexican soil from across the border in Texas, refusing to open the door for foreign nationals to pursue civil rights cases in American courts in such incidents.

Feb 25, 2020, Tue
aclu.org News Feb 25, 2020, Tuesday
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Ruling in Cross-Border Shooting Case | American Civil Liberties Union
WASHINGTON — In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a family of a Mexican teenager killed in a cross-border shooting cannot sue the agent for damages under the Constitution.
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vox.com News Feb 25, 2020, Tuesday
Hernández v. Mesa: Supreme Court says border guard who shot a child faces no consequences - Vox
Hernández v. Mesa ends with a decidedly Trumpy result.
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axios.com News Feb 25, 2020, Tuesday
Family of Mexican teen killed by border agent cannot sue, SCOTUS rules - Axios
The court noted a cross-border shooting case has "foreign relations and national security implications."
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reuters.com News Feb 25, 2020, Tuesday
Supreme Court bars lawsuit over cross-border shooting of Mexican teen - Reuters
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday barred a lawsuit against a Border Patrol agent for fatally shooting a 15-year-old Mexican boy on Mexican soil from across the border in Texas, refusing to open the door for foreign nationals to pursue civil rights cases in American courts in such incidents.
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