Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Curtis E. Gannon , Deputy Solicitor General, for petitioner.
Hermann Ferré , New York, NY, for respondent.
Brian H. Fletcher , Elizabeth B. Prelogar , Acting Solicitor Generals, Counsel of Record, Brian M. Boynton , Acting Assistant Attorney General, Edwin S. Kneedler , Deputy Solicitor General, Vivek Suri , Assistant to the Solicitor General, Abby C. Wright , Laura E. Myron , Attorneys, Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Petitioner.
Hermann Ferré , Counsel of Record, Juan O. Perla , Robert Groot , Andrew Larkin, Curtis , Mallet-Prevost , Colt & Mosle LLP, New York, NY, John W. Ferré-Crossley , for Respondent.
Justice KAVANAUGH delivered the opinion of the Court.
The United States includes five Territories: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U. S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. This case involves Puerto Rico, which became a U. S. Territory in 1898 in the wake of the Spanish-American War.
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