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U.S. opposes new role for Puerto Rico

03 Jan 2016 1:07 PM | Anonymous

The Obama administration, relying on legal precedents going back more than a century, has urged the Supreme Court to rule that Puerto Rico remains a dependent U.S. territory and does not govern itself as an independent “sovereign.”  It thus challenged the island commonwealth’s claim that since 1952 it has had the status of a self-governing entity with its people free to have their own legislature write the island’s own laws, including criminal laws.   SCOTUS Blog.   Read More

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