No. 78-1088.

587 F.2d 539 (1978)

Edelmiro MARTINEZ RIVERA, Plaintiff, Appellant, v. Jose TRIAS MONGE et al., Defendants, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided December 1, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edelmiro Martinez, Jr., Hato Rey, P. R., on brief for appellant.

Lino J. Saldana, Santurce, P. R., Hector A. Colon Cruz, and Reina Colon De Rodriguez, San Juan, P. R., on brief for appellees.

Before COFFIN, Chief Judge, CAMPBELL and BOWNES, Circuit Judges.


Appellant's complaint alleged that the members of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, defendants-appellees, violated his constitutional rights in suspending him from membership in the Puerto Rican bar. The action was brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and grounded jurisdiction on 28 U.S.C. § 1343. The district court dismissed the action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and as barred by res judicata.

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