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Law360, New York (October 11, 2016, 10:10 PM EDT) — The U.S. Supreme Court decided to review a case Tuesday involving a U.S. Border Patrol agent’s fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager near the U.S.-Mexico border, setting the stage for an examination of qualified immunity, which can shield officers from litigation.

In April, the full Fifth Circuit ruled that the agent was entitled to qualified immunity, prompting the boy’s parents to take their case to the Supreme Court last July. They argue that if the Fifth Circuit’s decision is upheld, it will create a “unique no-man’s…

Source: Law360