Agent Lacks Immunity In Teen's Shooting, High Court Told

Law360, Los Angeles (March 23, 2016, 9:13 PM EDT) -- The family of a Mexican teen shot and killed in Mexico by a border patrol agent in Texas is again urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case, refuting the federal government's argument that the agent had qualified immunity.

In a Friday supplemental brief, the family of 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca said the U.S. solicitor general hadn't offered a justification for the shooting or any reason why immunity should be granted to Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa.

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. recently opposed the family's petition for writ of certiorari, arguing Mesa couldn't be sued by the...

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