A decision on a Supreme Court Case I previously referenced (United
States vs. Vaello Madero) has been rendered. He lost.
Obviously this is my own perspective but to say that it's still raw is
an understatement. A century after the Spanish American War and how
colonies like the 5 inhabited unincorporated territories (Puerto Rico,
Guam, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Island
Territories) still persist without the right to become states and more
importantly be equal citizens of the United States and all of it's laws
still baffles and angers me.
This particular video I concentrate on the SCOTUS case regarding the lawsuit from the federal government against a poor disabled Puerto Rican man whose only crime stemmed from a decision made 125 years ago. I talk about some of the written decisions (both concurrences and the lone dissent).
United States v. Vaello-Madero
SCOTUS site - https://www.supremecourt.gov/docket/docketfiles/html/public/20-303.html
Decision (pdf file): https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-303_6khn.pdf
Fitisemanu vs. United States - https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/21a494.html
Video recorded on April 26, 2022