I follow developments in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit more closely than I follow any other circuit, because it’s based here in Boston, so in the latest Letters Blogatory frolic and detour post, I ask: what’s going on in the judges’ chambers? This week saw the second of two significant recent public squabbles among the judges. Squabble No. 1—The Puerto Rico Voting Cases The first squabble involved a denial of en banc review in Igartúa v. United States (Igartúa IV). In Igartúa-De La Rosa v. United States (Igartúa III), 417 F.3d 145 (1st Cir. 2005) (en banc), the court had concluded, unsurprisingly, that US citizens living in Puerto Rico did not have a constitutional right to vote for President and…

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