1st Circ. Judge Juan Torruella Dead At 87

Law360 (October 26, 2020, 2:54 PM EDT) -- First Circuit Judge Juan R. Torruella, a native of Puerto Rico who spent more than four decades on the federal bench, died Monday at age 87, the court said.

The first and only Hispanic judge to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the longtime jurist's passing creates the only vacancy nationwide at the circuit court level. Despite having appointed nearly one-third of the nation's federal appellate judges, President Donald Trump has not had occasion to make an appointment to the First Circuit during his term.

Judge Torruella spent more than a decade as a federal judge...

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