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Puerto Rico's leadership crisis heads to island's Supreme Court

Aug 05, 2019 - The Miami Herald
Board and Executive Moves

The next battle in the heated war over Puerto Rico's leadership will be waged in the U.S. territory's Supreme Court.

The island's high court announced that it will begin holding hearings Tuesday on whether Pedro Pierluisi is Puerto Rico's legitimate governor. But even if the court rules in Pierluisi's favor, a combative Senate could make his life complicated.

In a fiery speech Monday, Thomas Rivera Schatz, the president of the Puerto Rican Senate, reiterated his view that Pierluisi ...