The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico: The Doctrine of Separate and Unequal

The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico The Doctrine of Separate and Unequal None

  • Title: The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico: The Doctrine of Separate and Unequal
  • Author: Juan R. Torruella
  • ISBN: 9780847730193
  • Page: 323
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    1. The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico is a seminal analysis of the Court’s Insular Cases and their discriminatory effect on the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico. Torruella, a former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, explains how the tenets of manifest destiny and American imperial aspirations at the end of the 19th century found their way into the rulings of the Supreme Court justices, who, abetted by several Harvard scholars, proceeded to fabricate the legal theory of te [...]

    2. I only read a few portions of this book, as I used it for reference purposes. This is an excellent reference for anyone interested in understanding the political and legislative history of Puerto Rico during and after the transition to becoming a U.S. territory, and the resulting issues arising from such transition. The author is a Federal Judge with the highest credentials and a brilliant mind.

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