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Attorney Cristobal Galindo at the Supreme Court with the parents of Sergio Hernandez, a Mexican 15-year-old who was on the Mexican side of the border when he was shot and killed in 2010 by a Border Patrol agent standing in the U.S. The family is fighting for the right to sue the agent after a Border Patrol investigation claimed the shooting was justified.

Supreme Court justices appeared split Tuesday on whether the family of a Mexican teen who was shot across the border and killed by a Border Patrol agent in Texas can sue the agent. Read more»

The Supreme Court will decide in its next term whether a Border Patrol agent in Texas can be sued for fatally shooting a teen across the border in Mexico – a ruling that will affect a nearly identical case from Nogales.

Two federal circuit courts reached different conclusions over the right of foreign nationals on foreign soil to sue the U.S. government over civil rights violations. Now the Supreme Court will settle the issue. Read more»

A memorial for 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was killed by a Border Patrol agent in a 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales.

The outcome of a lawsuit filed by the family of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, a Mexican teenager killed in a 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales, hinges on a similar court case from Texas that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this fall. Read more»

The U.S. Border Patrol’s union says that an appellate court ruling allowing a foreign national’s family to sue BP agents could seriously endanger officers, who in the future might hesitate to use deadly force when necessary. Read more» 1