Scalia, Alito Court Absences Shape Puerto Rico Debt-Relief Bid

  • Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on island fiscal crisis
  • Puerto Rico law would let utilities restructure debt

Two empty chairs at the U.S. Supreme Court could be full of significance as the remaining justices consider whether Puerto Rico can ease its fiscal crisis with a law that would let the island’s public utilities restructure more than $20 billion in debt.

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