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Name Torruella, Juan R.
City San Juan
State PR
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race Latino
Gender M
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Torruella, Juan R.
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Torruella, Juan R.
Born 1933 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico
Nominated by Gerald Ford on November 18, 1974, to a seat vacated by Hiram R. Cancio. Confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 1974, and received commission on December 20, 1974. Served as chief judge, 1982-1984. Service terminated on October 30, 1984, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 1, 1984, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1984, and received commission on October 4, 1984. Served as chief judge, 1994-2001.

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, B.S., 1954
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1957
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1984
University of Puerto Rico School of Public Administration, M.P.A., 1984

Professional Career:
Private practice, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1959-1974

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, May 28, 1974; no Senate vote

compress summary

Case(s) CW-RI-0002 : Sam M. v. Chafee
EE-MA-0024 : Jones v. City of Boston
FA-MA-0002 : Glik v. Cunniffe
IM-MA-0003 : Allende v. Shultz
IM-MA-0005 : Gordon v. Johnson
IM-RI-0002 : Estrada v. Rhode Island
JC-MA-0001 : Inmates of Suffolk County Jail v. Rufo
JC-ME-0003 : Wood v. Clemons
JC-ME-0005 : Miller v. Kennebec County
JC-PR-0001 : Martinez Rodriguez v. Jimenez
JC-RI-0001 : Roberts v. State of Rhode Island
JC-RI-0002 : Savard v. Rhode Island
JI-PR-0001 : Benitez v. Collazo
JI-PR-0003 : Santana v. Collazo
MH-MA-0001 : Brewster v. Dukakis
MH-MA-0003 : Williams v. Lesiak
MH-MA-0004 : King v. Greenblatt
MH-PR-0001 : Navarro-Ayala v. Hernandez-Colon
PB-MA-0005 : Massachusetts v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
PB-MA-0006 : Gill v. Office of Personnel Management
PB-MA-0010 : McLaughlin v. Panetta
PB-PR-0001 : Conde-Vidal v. Garcia-Padilla
PC-MA-0007 : Pearson v. Fair
PC-MA-0035 : Crawford v. Clark
PC-MA-0038 : Kosilek v. Spencer
PC-ME-0005 : Wood v. Clemons
PC-NH-0002 : Laaman v. Helgemoe
PC-RI-0008 : Spratt v. Wall

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