Family Of Mexican Teen Slain By US Border Agent Seeks Cert

By Bonnie Eslinger (July 24, 2015, 4:54 PM EDT) -- The family of a Mexican teenager fatally shot in Mexico by an American border patrol agent standing across the U.S. border is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Fifth Circuit decision holding that the agent had qualified immunity and couldn't be sued.

The family of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca filed the cert petition Thursday, asking the court to overturn the Fifth Circuit's April ruling that it couldn't sue under the Fourth Amendment because Hernandez was a Mexican citizen, on Mexican soil and had no "significant voluntary connection" to the U.S.

The court found that the border patrol agent's actions did...

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