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Judge Handling Puerto Rico Case Seen As Strong Choice

Law360, New York (May 9, 2017, 9:38 PM EDT) -- Picked to oversee Puerto Rico's unprecedented $70 billion bankruptcy case, U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain will be making decisions that could make or break the economically troubled island, but experts say her judicious temperament and legal acumen make her suited for the task.

When U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts last week appointed Judge Swain to preside over the largest municipal debt restructuring in U.S. history, he did not give the public any explanation as to why he chose the Southern District of New York jurist for the job, leaving observers to speculate on his reasoning.

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