Federal judge Juan R. Torruella passed away today at the age of 87.
Torruella was the first Puerto Rican judge on the Boston Circuit of Appeals.
As published endi.com He was presiding judge of the Boston First Circuit of Appeals from 1994 to 2001.
The newspaper noted that he was also an athlete and represented Puerto Rico in four Olympic Games from 1964 to 1976.
On social media, political figures have lamented the death of the Puerto Rican.
Today the US and PR lose a jurist, humanist, public servant and a prominent Puerto Rican in the art of writing. God comfort your family and allow us to continue honoring your legacy of fighting for civil liberties and rights. #RIP #JudgeTorruellas
– Johnny Méndez (@ JohnnyMndez36) October 26, 2020
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