Kin Of Mexican Teen Slain Near Border Seek Justices' Review

Law360, New York (October 21, 2015, 5:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court should review a case involving a U.S. border patrol agent's fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager near the two nations’ border so it can settle questions about the Constitution’s extraterritorial reach, the boy’s family has argued.

By hearing the case, the court can also weigh in on whether agents such as Jesus Mesa Jr. — who stood in Texas as he fired across the border and fatally struck Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca in Mexico — have the right to qualified immunity and to not be sued, according to the family’s Oct. 15 reply to Mesa’s Sept. 25...

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