During a back-and-forth on Lawfare with Steve Vladeck a few months ago, I suggested that Hernandez v.
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My recent post on the top-side briefing in Hernandez v. Mesa, the Fourth Amendment cross-border shooting case pending at the Supreme Court, struck a nerve with my friend Steve Vladeck, who is one of the able attorneys representing the parents of the deceased teenager Hernandez.
Hernandez v. Mesa has the potential to generate a very important decision by the Supreme Court this term, impacting foreign intelligence surveillance, drone strikes, and many other U.S. government activities abroad.
How does the Supreme Court’s October Term 2015 look so far with respect to foreign relations and national security cases? The Court does not have any clear blockbusters like OT 2014’s Zivotofsky v. Kerry. Nevertheless, four potentially significant cases are already on the Court’s docket and cert petitions have been filed in a handful of others.