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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

He lost, Puerto Rico is still a colony and what the heck are the Insular Cases?

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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 - 

Decision (pdf file):

Other links:

Fitisemanu vs. United States -

Video recorded on April 26, 2022


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