Vote On Native Hawaiian Constitution Likely, Opponents Say

Law360, New York (March 2, 2016, 4:59 PM EST) -- Six individuals challenging a process to potentially establish a Native Hawaiian government told the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday that the creation of a proposed constitution for the new government during a recently ended convention supported their contention that an illegally race-based vote on the plan is likely.

The group of Native Hawaiians, Native Hawaiian descendants and state residents had said in a Feb. 19 filing that their suit challenging an election to the Native Hawaiian convention wasn’t rendered moot when the election was canceled, arguing that...
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