After 5 Relists, SCOTUS Grants Cert in Puerto Rico Case Biden SG Will Probably Switch Positions On
In September, Acting Solicitor Jeff Wall filed a cert petition in United States v. Vaello-Madero. This appeal from the First Circuit presented the question of whether Congress violated the Fifth Amendment by excluding Puerto Rico from a social security program. At the time, then-candidate Biden tweeted that “This ends when I’m elected President.” In other words, his administration would not take this position.
Time and again, the president has refused to provide Puerto Rico with much-needed resources. He’s repeatedly insulted Puerto Ricans and this latest action is another example of his disrespect for the island.
This ends when I’m elected president. https://t.co/FitVSFl8bS
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 7, 2020
The briefing concluded on November 24, an
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