(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: Just moments ago, the United States Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision, dealt a stunning blow to the residents of Puerto Rico.
With Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh writing for the majority and only Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissenting, the Court ruled that it is constitutional for Congress to exclude residents of Puerto Rico from Social Security Insurance (SSI) benefits.
The case is Boechler v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
Reportedly, the now upheld exclusion means that approximately 300,000 people on the island of Puerto Rico who would normally qualify for the benefit that aids low-income disabled and blind people cannot receive it from here on out.
The Supreme Court has ruled that Congress can exclude residents of Puerto Rico from some federal disability benefits available to those who live in the 50 US states.https://t.co/80aC3sF08d
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