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US Supreme Court rules against Puerto Rico journalists seeking documents from financial oversight board

JURIST

The US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a group of Puerto Rico journalists who were seeking documents from the island’s financial oversight board, saying that the board is protected from such information requests by sovereign immunity. The case, Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico v.

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US House passes bill to determine Puerto Rico statehood status

JURIST

The US House of Representatives Thursday passed the Puerto Rico Status Act , which would allow Puerto Ricans to vote on whether they wish to become the 51st US state, an independent country or remain sovereign but associated with the US. 8393, proposes a popular vote in Puerto Rico be held on November 5, 2023.

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Federal judge approves Puerto Rico bankruptcy plan

JURIST

A judge for the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico Tuesday gave final approval to a plan for Puerto Rico to exit bankruptcy after nearly five years. Tuesday’s plan will allow Puerto Rico to begin repaying its debts.

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“Colonialism’s Shadow Hangs Over First Circuit Puerto Rico Trips”

HowAppealing

“Colonialism’s Shadow Hangs Over First Circuit Puerto Rico Trips”: Allie Reed of Bloomberg Law has this very interesting report. The post “Colonialism’s Shadow Hangs Over First Circuit Puerto Rico Trips” appeared first on How Appealing.

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“Thaw Out” with Pharma Thought Leaders at the 2024 Puerto Rico Pharmaceutical Summit: HPM Directors to Discuss Drug Approvals and Puerto Rico “Exportation” Best Practices

FDA Law Blog

HPM) Directors, Karla Palmer and Dara Levy , will present at the Puerto Rico Pharmaceutical Summit 2024, February 6, 2024, at the La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Two Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. As a bonus, you can spend a day or two away from the cold US weather.

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The Essential Guide To All 50 State Supreme Courts (And DC And Puerto Rico)

Above The Law

The post The Essential Guide To All 50 State Supreme Courts (And DC And Puerto Rico) appeared first on Above the Law. Useful primer for increasingly important state courts.

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Puerto Rico declares state of emergency to combat gender-based violence

JURIST

The governor of Puerto Rico declared a state of emergency on Sunday in response to the high rate of violence against women and transgender individuals. In the order Pierluisi stated: Gender violence is a social evil, based on ignorance and attitudes that cannot have space or tolerance in the Puerto Rico we aspire to.

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