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7 de agosto de 2019

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Supreme Court of Puerto Rico unanimously decided the case of Senate of Puerto Rico vs. Hon. Pedro R. Pierluisi

The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico issued an Opinion in the case Senado de Puerto Rico v. Hon. Pedro Pierluisi, in which it unanimously determined that the portion of the law of succession added by Act 7-2005 allowing the Secretary of State to become Governor without confirmation from both legislative chambers is unconstitutional. Associate Justice Hon. Rafael L. Martínez Torres delivered the Opinion of the Court which concluded that the oath of office of Governor Hon. Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia is unconstitutional.

Chief Justice Hon. Maite D. Oronoz Rodríguez and Associate Justices Hon. Anabelle Rodríguez Rodríguez, Hon. Mildred G. Pabón Charneco Hon. Erick V. Kolthoff Caraballo, Hon. Edgardo Rivera García, Hon. Roberto Feliberti Cintrón, Hon. Luis F. Estrella Martínez and Hon. Ángel Colón Pérez subscribed separate concurring opinions.

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