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Supreme Court Divided Over Puerto Rico's Autonomy

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week on whether Puerto Rico has the legal authority to try two gun dealers for allegedly illegal firearm sales after they plead guilty in federal court, USA Today's Richard Wolf reports.

The Obama administration has taken the position that Puerto Rico, as a U.S. territory, can't do so. But the Puerto Rico constitution gives the territory autonomous self-government.

A majority of the justices appeared to side with Puerto Rico during the oral arguments, Wolf reports.