Monday, October 22, 2007

Yet Another Political Discrimination Case from Puerto Rico Reaches the First

Today's decision by the First Circuit in Carlos Calderon-Garnier v. Hon. Anabelle Rodríguez, No. 06-2222 (1st Cir., Oct. 22, 2007) involves an interlocutory appeal in yet another Puerto Rico political discrimination case. The appeal is from the denial of qualified immunity. The parties to the appeal are a former Commonwealth prosecutor (now a PRACDL member) and a former Commonwealth Secretary of Justice (now an Associate Justice of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Supreme Court). The PRACDL member prevails, at least at this stage of the proceedings.