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A U.S. Border Agent Killed a Mexican Teenager. Can His Parents Sue?

A U.S. Border Agent Killed a Mexican Teenager. Can His Parents Sue?

Law and the Supreme Court justices who interpret it.
Feb. 18 2017 10:01 AM

Amicus: General Strike

How state attorneys general are going on the offensive against the most egregious parts of the Trump agenda. Also, the Constitution’s limits on the U.S.–Mexico border.


Listen to Episode 61 of Slate’s Amicus:


In 2010, a Mexican teenager in Juarez was shot to death by a Border Patrol agent on the U.S. side of the border. In Hernandez v. Mesa, set for argument next week, the Supreme Court will determine whether the boy’s parents can sue the agent in U.S. courts. We are joined by Deepak Gupta, the family’s attorney, to discuss the case and its potential implications on American intelligence activities abroad.

We also sit down with Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring to discuss this week’s ruling by a federal judge in one of the lawsuits challenging President Trump’s travel ban. Herring explains why Virginia joined the plaintiffs in that suit and what the role of state attorneys general will be in the next four years of the Trump era.                                    

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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.