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Supreme Court Finds Fifth Circuit Erred in Granting Qualified Immunity to CBP Agent Who Fatally Shot Mexican Teen

In a per curiam decision, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the Fifth Circuit’s rulingthat a CBP agent who shot and killed a Mexican teenager standing in Mexico from across the U.S. border in Texas had qualified immunity. However, the court declined to rule on the merits of the case, instead remanding to the Fifth Circuit for further consideration of Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues in order to determine in the first instance whether the teen’s parents can recover damages for the teen’s death.

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