Puerto Rico

In United States v. Vaello-Madero the Supreme Court will decide whether Congress violated the constitution by failing to extend Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to Puerto Rico. A Government Accountability Office report predicted that if SSI was extended to Puerto Rico residents in 2011 between 305,000-354,000 would have received the benefit.

SSI is a federal cash benefit program available to low-income individuals who are...

Since the Supreme Court’s term began in early October it has agreed to hear 15 cases—13 at its “long” conference before the term began and two subsequently. Many will have an impact on the states. And a number will only impact specific states (and a territory!).