Spanish in the courtrooms of Puerto Rico, H.R. 5563 hearing before the Subcommittee on Improvements in Judicial Machinery of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, second session, on H.R. 5563, May 19, 1980. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Improvements in Judicial Machinery.

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  • United States. District Court (Puerto Rico),
  • Conduct of court proceedings -- Puerto Rico.,
  • Spanish language -- Political aspects.

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LC ClassificationsKF26 .J855 1980b
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 86 p. ;
Number of Pages86
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Open LibraryOL4239130M
LC Control Number80603690

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