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    TRYING TO FIT AN OVAL SHAPED ISLAND INTO A SQUARE CONSTITUTION: ARGUMENTS FOR PUERTO RICAN STATEHOOD

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    This Comment focuses on the limits placed on Puerto Rico under the United States Constitution and concludes that Puerto Rico must become the 51st state to improve its status under the Constitution. It explores Puerto Rico\u27s relationship with the United States and its unusual position under the Constitution. This Comment then examines the voting rights issues facing Puerto Ricans, including a First Circuit case which denied Puerto Ricans the right to vote in presidential elections. The Comment concludes that this case was correctly decided and the Supreme Court, in other decisions, has only recognized a limited right to vote under the Equal Protection Clause. Based on this case law, the Comment argues that Puerto Rico must become the 51st state to alleviate these voting rights issues

    Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust: Congressional Intent Interpreted Through a Plain Reading of the Federal Bankruptcy Code

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    In Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust, the Supreme Court held that Puerto Rico’s Recovery Act was pre-empted by federal law. While the Majority’s method of interpreting the plain language of the Bankruptcy Code was the correct course of action, additional notable interpretations and policy arguments were raised in regards to the Bankruptcy Code itself as well as this holding’s implications on the citizens of Puerto Rico. However, while Puerto Rico and the Dissent may not have found solace through the judiciary’s resolution in this matter, Congress’ swift passing of PROMESA has provided Puerto Rico with an initial opportunity to address its current financial situation

    [Review of] Edward Rivera. Family Installments: Memories of Growing Up Hispanic

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    Puerto Ricans have been writing about their experiences in the mainland for a very long time. At the beginning, the majority of the texts were written in Spanish by Puerto Rican writers residing in this country or by Puerto Rican writers who lived here for periods of time. A careful study of the works published about the life of Puerto Ricans in the mainland shows that they were written in prose

    [Review of] Juan Flores. Divided Borders: Essays all Puerto Rican Identity

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    Juan Flores makes an important contribution to the literature on the Puerto Rican experience with his new book, Divided Borders: Essays all Puerto Rican Identity. The essays are exemplary of a serious exploration of the Puerto Rican identity as it has been defined and portrayed by a variety of writers, popular movements, and social movements

    [Review of] Clara E. Rodriguez. Puerto Ricans Born in the U.S.A

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    It may be apocryphal by now, but it has often been said, and it is repeated again by Rodriguez in her most recent contribution to the literature that Puerto Ricans still hold the dubious distinction of being among the most researched and least understood people in the United States, if not the world. Rodriguez\u27s use of the existing voluminous literature on the Puerto Rican experience certainly reinforces this widely held belief. Puerto Ricans are the second largest Latino ethnic group in the United States, and in New York City one out of every eight people is Puerto Rican. This is a remarkable statistical finding, especially when one considers that most non-Puerto Ricans remain culturally illiterate about the history, migration, education, politics and daily life of this struggling community. So, it may well be true that while volumes of research studies sit on the shelves of our educational institutions, most Americans remain woefully ignorant about who the Puerto Ricans really are, and why so many continue to be scattered in barrios throughout the fifty states, including Hawaii
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