Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Audio of Rehearing En Banc Oral Argument Today in Igartúa-de la Rosa v. United States (1st Cir., Oct. 14, 2004)

I will be posting more on the background and the oral argument held this afternoon in Igartúa de la Rosa v. United States, No. 04 2186 (1st Cir. Oct. 14, 2004)(be sure to read Circuit Judge Torruella's dissent). In the meantime, you can listen to the en banc oral argument here.

P.S. - The case is about whether the rights of more than 4 million U.S. "citizens" residing in Puerto Rico are being violated by not being allowed to vote for electors in U.S. presidential elections. The First Circuit has previously said no in rather stark terms, so I'm wondering what they asked about at oral argument.