1st Circuit refuses to reconsider decision in Puerto Rico election dispute

[JURIST] The US 1st Circuit Court of Appeals has refused a request to reconsider its ruling that the Puerto Rican Supreme Court has jurisdiction over the territory's disputed governor's election. The court refused Wednesday to rehear the case en banc or for the judges who originally decided the case to reconsider their ruling. Former Gov. Pedro Rossello petitioned for the rehearing in an attempt to disqualify thousands of ballots that appear to favor his opponent, Anibal Acevedo Vila. From San Juan, El Nuevo Dia has local coverage (in Spanish) of the election. AP has more.

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