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Jorge Ramos Just Interviewed Justice Sonia Sotomayor and It Was Kind of Cool to Watch
As they say, the Boricua Justice is wicked smart.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor To Receive Leadership Award by The Hispanic Heritage Foundation
The Awards recognize the contributions of Latino leaders in various fields while celebrating cultural pride and the great promise to America.
VIDEO: The Entire Sonia Sotomayor Interview on “The Daily Show”
In case you missed it, here is the complete interview between Jon Stewart and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. This first video was the interview that ran on last night on The Daily Show. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Here is part […]
VIDEO: The “60 Minutes” Interview with Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Tonight Justice Sonia Sotomayor was featured on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Guess she will always be “Sonia from The Bronx.”
Supreme Court: Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Control Board Has ‘Sovereign Immunity’
On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Puerto Rico’s unelected fiscal control board has “sovereign immunity” and does not have to answer journalists’ requests for government documents.
On American Citizenship Day, Puerto Ricans Still Denied Federal Disability Benefits
In Puerto Rico, March 2 marks the anniversary of when, in 1917, the U.S. Congress granted U.S. citizenship to anyone born in the islands. But for some Puerto Ricans, American Citizenship Day is a grim reminder of their unequal citizenship rights.
House Passes Puerto Rico Status Act
On Thursday the House passed the Puerto Rico Status Act, which received a floor vote after its approval by a House committee on Wednesday. Now, the race is on to get approval from the Senate before a new Republican-controlled House is sworn in on January 3.
Supreme Court Declines to Review Case Involving Citizens Born in Territories
On Monday the Supreme Court declined to review a case involving the citizenship rights of American Samoans that advocates had hoped would lead to the overturning of a series of century-old rulings that provide legal justification for the disenfranchisement of U.S. citizens living in overseas territories.
Hurricanes Don’t Discriminate, So Why Do Puerto Ricans Remain ‘Separate and Unequal’? (OPINION)
The Supreme Court now has a historic opportunity to begin taking apart the colonial framework undermining Puerto Rico by turning the page on the century-old Insular Cases and the legal precedent that has perpetuated systemic biases—and it should.
Supreme Court Won’t Let Biden Implement Immigration Policy
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t allow the Biden administration to implement a policy that prioritizes deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk.
Supreme Court: Biden Properly Ended Trump-Era Asylum Policy
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Biden administration properly ended a Trump-era policy forcing some U.S. asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico. The justices’ 5-4 decision for the administration came in a case about the “Remain in Mexico” policy under President Donald Trump.
Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States Can Ban Abortion
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
Justices Rule Against Detained Immigrants Seeking Release
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled against immigrants who are seeking their release from long periods of detention while they fight deportation orders.
American Samoans Ask Supreme Court to Overturn ‘Racist’ Insular Cases
A petition filed in April by American Samoans asks the Supreme Court to overturn a set of century-old rulings used to deny equal rights and federal benefits to the residents of American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam, and other U.S. territories.
The Boricua Handmaid’s Tale (OPINION)
If ‘Roe v. Wade’ is overturned, the fear is that the religious right in Puerto Rico and the two main parties will be emboldened to further limit women’s rights. The hope is that young women, part of the increasingly powerful Boricua female voting bloc, will go to the polls in large numbers.
Court Upholds Puerto Ricans’ Exclusion From Benefits Program
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the differential treatment of residents of Puerto Rico, ruling that Congress was within its power to exclude them from a benefits program that’s available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
High Court Wades Into Clash Over Trump-Era Immigration Rule
The Supreme Court waded into a political clash Wednesday between the Biden administration and Republican-led states seeking to defend a signature Trump-era immigration rule that the new administration has abandoned.
Supreme Court Case Tests Equal Rights of U.S. Citizens in Puerto Rico
On Tuesday, November 9, the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in the case of United States v. José Luis Vaello Madero. At issue is whether a U.S. citizen has equal access to social safety-net programs when living in a U.S. territory.
How Juan Pachón Went From Political Asylum to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Bogotá-born and raised, Juan Daniel Pachón Silva escaped the civil war in Colombia not a moment too soon.
An Unusual Coalition as Supreme Court Rules for Immigrant
WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusual coalition of Supreme Court justices joined Thursday to rule in favor of an immigrant fighting deportation in a case that the court said turned on the meaning of the shortest word, “a.”
Biden Takes the Helm as President: ‘Democracy Has Prevailed’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed.” He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.