February 26: Immigration and Border Patrol issues took the centre stage at the U.S. Supreme Court in two cases on Tuesday.

A sharply divided court first ruled that the parents of a Mexican boy fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent cannot sue the officer who killed their son. Then, the court heard arguments in a free-speech case that will determine whether people who encourage illegal immigrants to remain in the country can be prosecuted.

On Tuesday, with a 5 to 4 vote, with the US apex court’s conservative justices refused to allow damage suits for cross-border shootings while the court’s liberal justices castigated the court’s majority for giving a free pass to the “rogue actions” of law enforcement officers.


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