Today, powerful Texas attorney Bob Hilliard returns to the Supreme Court of the United States. Innocent Mexican citizens have been killed and their families have had no recourse through the court system to seek justice. Mr. Hilliard goes before the highest court in the land to speak for the voiceless Mexican citizens victimized by excessive force at the hands of U.S. government agents.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a tragic border shooting case. But the case’s impact goes far beyond immigration and border security issues. Indeed, the plaintiffs seek to vindicate a bedrock right: the ability to hold rogue federal agents personally responsible when they violate their oath to uphold the Constitution. Thanks to procedural roadblocks and immunity doctrines, federal courts have made it almost impossible to sue government officials gone rogue. Hernandez v. Mesa offers the Supreme Court the chance to reverse this disturbing trend and restore some desperately needed accountability.
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