Federal government wants a say in High Court border officer force debate

By Grace Dixon (January 19, 2022, 5:31 PM EST) – The federal government has moved to weigh in in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent accused of violating the constitutional rights of ‘a man because the case may affect the duties of federal officials.

Tuesday’s request to join oral argument on behalf of border agent Erik Egbert comes as the High Court assesses whether the agent violated the constitutional rights of Washington state bed and breakfast owner Robert Boule. when he pushed Boule to the ground and then opened a tax investigation against the owner.

In an amicus brief filed in December, the federal government warned against extending…

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