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Court closes courthouse door on slain Mexican teen's family

1 year 1 week 4 days ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 February 25, 2020 9:02 AM February 25, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By MARK SHERMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has closed the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. The court's five conservative justices ruled Tuesday that the parents could not sue Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr., who killed their unarmed 15-year-old son in 2010. Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the court that the case is tragic, but strong border security and international relations issues led to the ruling against the teen's parents. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her three liberal colleagues dissented, and the Mexican government said it “regretted” the decision.

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