Puerto Rico Federal Judge Retiring After High Court Wins

Law360 (June 18, 2021, 4:35 PM EDT) -- Puerto Rico U.S. District Judge Francisco A. Besosa plans to take senior status Jan. 1, after a judicial career that saw the U.S. Supreme Court back his rulings on a Puerto Rican debt restructuring law and the criminal-law principle of double jeopardy.

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts said Friday that the 71-year-old jurist submitted notice June 1 about his plan to enter senior status, a form of judicial semi-retirement that allows for a reduced caseload. The appointee of then-President George W. Bush took the bench in 2006 after experience in private practice, as a federal prosecutor and as a...

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