I am from the deep South, and [Puerto Ricans] are from the deep, deep South. —Jimmy Carter, 1976 (expressing his sympathy with Puerto Rico’s political isolation) Note: The idea for this guest post came out of a brief discussion I had with Ted Folkman in the comments section of one of his posts regarding his take on statements made by Judge Juan R. Torruella in his dissent in a First Circuit case dealing with Puerto Rico federal voting rights (or, more accurately, the lack thereof). Ted graciously made this space available to me to further comment on the matter. I take the opportunity to provide a short comment on the federal judiciary’s reluctance to help fix what in my opinion is a historical wrong…

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