“Puerto Ricans need to march. Consumers need to boycott US chain stores, and support the small business people of Puerto Rico.” …. will it ever happen??
Judge Juan R. Torruella, a Puerto Rican, is the longest-standing federal judge in Puerto Rican history.
He served on the federal bench for 41 years, since 1974.
For 31 years, since 1984, he has served on the First Circuit Court of Appeals. From 1994 through 2001, he was the Chief Justice of the First Circuit.
Judge Torruella is also a leading interpreter of what is known as “the Insular Cases” (Balzac v. Porto Rico; De Lima v. Bidwell; Goetze v. US; Dooley v. US; Armstrong v. US; Downes v. Bidwell; Huus v. New York and Porto Rico Steamship Co.) and he wrote what many people consider as the definitive analysis of those cases:
Torruella is not a “radical” judge. He is not even a leftist…in fact, quite the opposite: he was first appointed to the federal bench by Pres. Gerald Ford…
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