All posts tagged "P.R. Supreme Court"
Bickering erupts between Oversight Board and Cofina Rep. over law interpretation
Bettina Whyte Disobeys FOMB, files motion for P.R. Supreme Court intervention
- Posted March 1, 2018
Legislators Slam Quick Confirmation of Oronoz as Chief Justice
SAN JUAN – The Senate confirmed Maite Oronoz as chief justice of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court Tuesday night without first holding public hearings, which has drawn heavy criticism from minority legislators. “The confirmation itself is not...
- Posted February 23, 2016
Scalia’s Death Means Loss of Key Vote in Divided Cases, including Puerto Rico’s
WASHINGTON – Justice Antonin Scalia’s death deprives conservatives of a key vote that could change the outcome in some major Supreme Court cases, including one in which labor unions appeared headed for a big defeat. Next month’s...
- Posted February 14, 2016
Scalia Death Sparks Election-Year Fight over Filling Vacancy
WASHINGTON – Justice Antonin Scalia’s death immediately sparked a heated election-year fight over whether President Barack Obama should try to fill the court vacancy. Republicans on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail insisted the choice should...
- Posted February 13, 2016
“Sham Affidavit Doctrine” Now Incorporated to Puerto Rico´s Case Law
SAN JUAN – The commonwealth’ Supreme Court adopted recently the “sham affidavit doctrine” developed by federal courts as part of a wrongful termination claim brought under Act 80 of 1978, known as the Unjust Dismissal Act. The...
- Posted January 3, 2016