Puerto Rico to the U.S. Supreme Court: “Are we a territory or not?”

Landmark case ….. Clear cut answer! Is Puerto Rico US territory or not?
We know the answer …. yet we deserve a concise & clear statement!! Be honest, for once!!


War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

Puerto Rico v. Sánchez Valle began as a local criminal matter in Puerto Rico, and exploded into a landmark constitutional case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Court is faced with one central question: is Puerto Rico a U.S. territory, or is it a sovereign nation? This question is the heart of Puerto Rico v. Sánchez Valle. It is because of this question, that the Supreme Court felt compelled to hear the case. And now the Court must answer it.

The case involves Luís Sánchez Valle and Gómez Vásquez, who pleaded guilty to federal gun charges – and then asserted that they could not be prosecuted again for the same crimes, in the local courts of Puerto Rico, because this would violate the “double jeopardy clause” in the Fifth Amendment of the US constitution. 

If Puerto Rico is only a US territory, then its court system does not have the…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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