Hernandez v. Mesa Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hernandez v. Mesa, a case regarding constitutional protections beyond U.S. boundaries and whether the parents… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hernandez v. Mesa, a case regarding constitutional protections beyond U.S. boundaries and whether the parents of a Mexican national can sue a border patrol officer for damages after that officer shot and killed their son in a 2010 cross-border incident. Fifteen-year-old Sergio Hernandez was playing with friends in a culvert that separates El Paso, Texas, and Mexico. An officer detained one of the friends on the U.S. side of the culvert, but Hernandez ran back to the Mexico side. The officer, still on the U.S. side, shot and killed Hernandez. The teen’s parents filed a lawsuit against several people including the officer, alleging that their son’s Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights were violated. The Court first heard oral argument in this case in 2017 and subsequently returned it to a lower court for additional consideration.

On February 25, 2020, the Court ruled that the parents can not sue. close

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Hernandez v. Mesa Oral Argument

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Program ID:
463851-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 22, 2019 | 9:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Feb 26, 2020 | 4:18pm EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Nov 22, 2019 | 9:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 23, 2019 | 3:06am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 02, 2019 | 4:34pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 21, 2020 | 8:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 25, 2020 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 26, 2020 | 4:04am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 26, 2020 | 4:18pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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