Slate's Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

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In 2010, a Mexican teenager in Juarez was shot to death by a Border Patrol agent on the U.S. side of the border. In Hernandez v. Mesa, set for argument next week, the Supreme Court will determine whether the boy's parents can sue the agent in U.S. courts. We are joined by Deepak Gupta, the family's attorney, to discuss the case and its potential implications on American intelligence activities abroad. We also sit down with Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring to discuss this week's ruling by a federal judge in one of the lawsuits challenging President Trump's travel ban. Herring explains why Virginia joined the plaintiffs in that suit, and what the role of state attorneys general will be in the next four years of the Trump era. Transcripts of Amicus are available to Slate Plus members. Consider signing up today! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial here. Amicus is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron's meal kits are delivered right to your door, and make cooking at home easy. Get your first three meals free by going to BlueApron.com/Amicus. And by First Republic Bank. First Republic is dedicated to providing extraordinary service and changing the way clients feel about banking. Visit firstrepublic.com to hear what their clients say about them. Please let us know what you think of Amicus. Our email is amicus@slate.com. Follow us on Facebook here. Podcast production by Tony Field.