Law of Puerto Rico
The legal system of Puerto Rico is a mix of the civil law and the common law systems.
Puerto Rico is the only current U.S. possession whose legal system operates primarily in a language other than...
Puerto Rico Police
The Puerto Rico Police (Spanish: Policía de Puerto Rico) —also known in Puerto Rico as La Uniformada (English: The Uniformed)— is the state police of Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Police is als...
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Autonomous Municipalities Act of 1991
Law No. 81 of 1991 —better known as the Autonomous Municipalities Act of 1991— is the extraconstitutional Puerto Rican law that regulates the local government of all the municipalities of ...
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law
The Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law is settled in an area of 124 acres (0.50 km) in the City of Ponce, Puerto Rico on the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico...
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Gag Law (Puerto Rico)
Law 53 of 1948 —better known as the Gag Law (Spanish: Ley de La Mordaza)— was an act enacted by the Puerto Rico legislature of 1948 with the purpose of suppressing the independence movement in Pue...
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Puerto Rico SWAT
The Puerto Rico Special Weapons and Tactics is the SWAT division of the Puerto Rico Police that intervenes in hostage rescue situations, operations against snipers, search and arrest dangerous fugitiv...
Taxation in Puerto Rico
Taxation in Puerto Rico takes the form of both Federal and Commonwealth taxes. Puerto Rico has independent tax-levying authority by provisions of 48 U.S.C. § 734 of the United States code.
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Gustavo Gelpí
Gustavo Antonio Gelpí, Jr. (born 1965) is a United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico. At age 40, he was the youngest judge at the time of his appointment.
Born in San Juan, Pu...
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Elba Rosa Rodríguez-Fuentes
Elba Rosa Rodríguez-Fuentes was born in Havana, Cuba on April 27, 1948. She left Cuba in 1966 and moved to Puerto Rico, where she settled, married, and had two children. She obtained a bachelor's degr...
Santos P. Amadeo
Santos Primo Amadeo Semidey (June 9, 1902 – August 25, 1980), a.k.a. "Champion of Hábeas Corpus," was an attorney and law professor at the University of Puerto Rico, a Senator in the Puerto Rico legis...
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Emilio S. Belaval
Emilio S. Belaval (born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on November 8, 1903; died in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1973) was a lawyer and writer from Puerto Rico. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico. Hi...
Posadas de Puerto Rico Associates v. Tourism Company of Puerto Rico
Posadas de Puerto Rico Associates, dba Condado Holiday Inn v. Tourism Company of Puerto Rico et al. 478 U.S. 328 (1986); 106 S. Ct 2968; 92 L. Ed. 2d 266, was a 1986 appeal to the Supreme Court of the...
Aníbal Acevedo Vilá
Aníbal Salvador Acevedo Vilá (born 13 February 1962) is a Puerto Rican politician and lawyer. He served as the ninth Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a Commonwealth of the United States, ...
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Article Three of the Constitution of Puerto Rico
Article Three of the Constitution of Puerto Rico describes the powers, structure, functions, responsibilities, and legal scope of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, the legislative branch of the...
Puerto Rico Special Investigations Bureau
The Puerto Rico Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) —Spanish: Negociado de Investigaciones Especiales (NIE)— is a division of the Department of Justice of Puerto Rico responsible for investigation...
Downes v. Bidwell
Downes v. Bidwell, 182 U.S. 244 (1901), was a case in which the United States Supreme Court decided whether United States territories were subject to the provisions and protections of the United S...
Examining Board v. Flores de Otero
Examining Board v. Flores de Otero, 426 U.S. 572 (1976), was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States that invalidated a state law that excluded aliens from the practice of civil engin...
Antonio Arocho
Antonio Arocho (born Hatillo, Puerto Rico), more commonly known as Tony Arocho, is an attorney and former Chief Operating Officer of the Hispanic National Bar Association (2006–2008). He is the founde...
Puerto Rico v. Branstad
Puerto Rico v. Branstad, 483 U.S. 219 (1987), was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States that ruled unanimously that Federal Courts have the power to enforce extraditions based on th...
Jones–Shafroth Act
The Jones–Shafroth Act (Pub.L. 64–368, 39 Stat. 951, enacted March 2, 1917) —also known as the Jones Act of Puerto Rico, Jones Law of Puerto Rico, or as the Puerto Rican Federal Relatio...
Protocol Bringing under International Control Drugs outside the Scope of the Convention of 13 July 1...
The Protocol bringing under International Control Drugs Outside of the Scope of the 1931 Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating the Distribution of Narcotic Drugs, signed in 1948, was ...