Monday, October 17, 2005

First Circuit Denies Appeal Based on Failure to Translate Documents

The First Circuit has just issued the following per curiam opinion in Camacho v. Puerto Rico:

"After carefully reviewing the briefs and record on appeal, we affirm. The appellant does not establish that the court erred in ruling that he had not exhausted state remedies. We do not consider the documents submitted in Spanish that have not been translated. Loc. R. 30(d)."

The First Circuit's Local Rule 30(d) provides, "The court will not receive documents not in the English language unless translations are furnished."

The opinion can be viewed by clicking here. Thanks to Appellate Law & Practice for the tip.


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