“According to Torruella, Puerto Ricans on the island buy $35 billion per year in US consumer goods. They buy more US goods per capita, than any other country on earth.”
#StandUpPuertoRico …. “Puerto Ricans need to march. Consumers need to boycott US chain stores, and support the small business people of Puerto Rico.”
Judge Juan R. Torruella, a Puerto Rican, is the longest-standing federal judge in Puerto Rican history. From 1994 through 2001, he was the Chief Justice of the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He has served on the federal bench for 42 years.
For this reason it is highly significant, that Judge Torruella has called for an island-wide consumer boycott, against every US chain store in Puerto Rico.
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:…
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