No. 582.

309 U.S. 543 (1940)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 25, 1940.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. William Cattron Rigby, with whom Messrs. George A. Malcolm and Nathan R. Margold were on the brief, for petitioner.

Messrs. Henri Brown and George M. Wolfson for respondent.

Mr. Melvin H. Siegel, with whom Solicitor General Biddle and Assistant Attorney General Shea were on the brief for the United States, as amicus curiae, by special leave of Court, urging reversal.

MR. JUSTICE FRANKFURTER delivered the opinion of the Court.

The question here in controversy is a matter of great importance to Puerto Rico and involves the power of its legislature to enforce Congressional policies affecting the Island. We therefore brought the case here on a writ of certiorari, to review a decision of the Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. 106 F.2d 754. That...

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