Mexican Family’s Lawsuit Against Federal Agent Won’t Go Forward, Supreme Court Rules

WFB: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a Mexican family cannot go forward with a lawsuit against a federal agent for the cross-border shooting death of 15-year-old Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca.

The five-to-four vote followed familiar ideological lines. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion for the Court, while Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg led the liberal bloc in dissent.

The case arose in 2010 when U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent Jesus Mesa Jr. shot and killed Hernández in a concrete border culvert between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Mesa discharged his weapon while standing on U.S. soil. Hernández was on the Mexican side of the border. read more

13 Comments on Mexican Family’s Lawsuit Against Federal Agent Won’t Go Forward, Supreme Court Rules

  1. A very large amount of money was spent on taking this case all the way to the Supreme Court, wonder who provided it?

  2. I wonder how much it helped that the Border Agent’s last Name was


    Sorry Pancho….No Barrio Lottery for You.

  3. Stop letting your kids play along the border. Its a unsafe area for anyone without an real need to be there. Think!

  4. As someone who has been hit in the head by a thrown rock (melee outside a nightclub back in my youth) you can die from that shit.
    I wasn’t even in the fight. I was just walking to my car trying to avoid all that shit when the lights went out. I spent two days in ICU and had some drain thing put in behind my ear.
    If you can’t raise your kids better than to go throw rocks at cops, you deserve what you get.

  5. No Federal employee should be immune from the consequences of his actions.
    Mesa was (probably) fully justified in killing Hernandez, but the optics were bad.
    The details of this case are vague but protecting America’s border is a serious undertaking. Seems that a “No Man’s Land” (or “Free Fire Zone”) should be in effect for 100 yds on each side of the border.
    That would eliminate any future vagueries.

    izlamo delenda est …

  6. I believe the border agent was justified. The lawsuit was over non-citizens being the subject of Constitutionally protected rights.
    The Supreme Court got it right.

  7. I would like to point out, before AOC goes off on a rant about racist murderer Trump, that all of this happened on Obama’s watch. Because the media is going to present the incident as if it happened last month.

  8. From the article: “At issue in Tuesday’s case was whether the Hernández family can sue Mesa under a 1971 Supreme Court decision called Bivens.”
    And this:
    ” In her dissent, Ginsburg said the lawsuit should go forward. She said the fact the shooting occurred over an international border shouldn’t matter: Mesa was standing on U.S. soil, and he used lethal force without justification.”

    The SCOTUS was to decide if the suit could go forward, NOT whether or not the shooting was “justified”, but in her senility, RBG couldn’t figure that out.

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