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The Constitutional Rights of U.S. Citizens in America's Colonies w/ First Circuit Judge Torruella


February 11, 2013 12:30pm - 2:15pm

Room 190

Approximately 4 million U.S. citizens live in America's territories and possessions.

A series of late 19th and early 20th century Supreme Court decisions known as the "Insular Cases" continues to shape their rights and obligations under the Constitution.

What is the constitutional status of these territories? Do the "Insular Cases" remain good law? Should they?

RSVP ( for Judge Torruella's lecture this coming Monday, February 11, at 12:45PM in Room 190, to unearth the lasting legacy of U.S. territorial expansion and its implications for political equality.