Chief Justice, John Roberts, Jr.
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20543
Chief Justice Roberts,
I had not thought that anything could move me to write to you and your fellow justices again. In reading about and watching the video of the death of Sergio Hernandez I feel so moved. I realize that Sergio’s death is only peripherally connected with the case of Hernandez v Mesa, and for you to maintain your vaunted judicial objectivity it is necessary that you keep yourself as ignorant of real world events as possible, however, make an exception this time. It is a video of several fifteen year old boys running back and forth across a concrete river bed – touching the US side and running back across the international border which runs in the center of this river bed. Four boys fooling around. How many times did you in Indiana, or I in Ohio as we were growing up do stupid things like this? A border patrolman runs up between the boys and the Mexican side of the border grabbing one of them – the lucky one – as we later see, because he then starts shooting into Mexico at the other boys. He kills Sergio Hernandez – by his own admission in his report. He does not enter Mexico to check Sergio or to render assistance, he is not allowed to enter Mexico. Only his bullets are allowed to enter Mexico, depending upon how you and your fellow justices rule in this case.
Please give the Hernandez’s family the legal recourse to have standing in the federal courts of our United States to sue for damages in the wrongful death of their son.
It is not that much, it is the very least that we can do to give this family a semblance of justice. How sad is it that I will be surprised if your court grants this family even this small consideration.
Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer
Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
Associate Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor
Associate Justice Elena Kagen