Supreme Court Sends Cross-Border Shooting Case Back To Lower Court
By remanding Hernandez v Mesa back to the lower court, Supreme Court Justices kept alive Attorney Bob Hilliard’s assertion that U.S. constitutional protections under the Fourth Amendment apply to non-citizens who are injured or killed by the excessive force of U.S. Border Agents.
Attorney Bob Hilliard presented arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of voiceless Mexican citizens victimized by excessive force at the hands of U.S. government agents.
cross-border KILLING of UNARMED TEEN
Fifteen-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca, unarmed and playing with friends, was on Mexican soil when he was gunned down by a U.S. Border Patrol agent standing in the U.S. Representing Sergio’s family, Mr. Hilliard successfully convinced SCOTUS Justices to keep the case viable by sending it back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to consider issues that hold U.S. agents accountable for their actions.
DEATH along the BORDER
Border agents have fired across the border and killed at least eight Mexicans since 2006, according to government records. Mr. Hilliard took Sergio’s case to the Supreme Court to ensure that the boy’s tragic death would bring about significant reforms in the conduct of border agents.
Mitigating TRUMP’S HARDLINE stance
Mr. Hilliard's victory may affect the Trump administration's hardline immigration stance, plans to build a border wall, and push to implement the controversial travel ban. The Court’s decision puts government agents on notice that the border must not continue to be a free killing zone.
FIGHTING for WHAT’S RIGHT
Attorney Robert C. Hilliard has been practicing law in the state of Texas for more than 30 years, gaining national recognition for his work on many high-profile cases. He’s earned a reputation for going toe-to- toe against large, powerful interests on behalf of those they’ve mistreated.