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Hawaii Election Challenged with Fifteen Amendment Claims

By: Andrew Lowy A Hawaii election has put the Fifteenth Amendment in an interesting spotlight. Hawaii’s Act 195, passed in 2011, authorized the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission to compile a list of Native Hawaiians who would later be able to … Continue reading

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Native-Hawaiian Self Determination Election Survives Equal Protection Challenge

By: Mollie Topic In October 2015, a U.S. district judge sitting in Honolulu denied a motion for preliminary injunction to halt an election that is open only to Native Hawaiians. The litigation in Akina v. Hawaii arises out of the … Continue reading

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HI: Pay-to-Play Law is A-OK in the Aloha State

By: Mary C. Topic Pay-to-play laws have risen in prominence in recent years, particularly after Citizens United came down. Pay-to-play laws regulate campaign contributions from government contractors, frequently by taking the form of prohibitions on the award of contracts to … Continue reading

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A series of tubes: Transmitting ballots via the Internet

by Anthony Balady The Internet is a strange and unpredictable place, filled with cats playing keyboard and Rick Astley videos. It’s the kind of place you wouldn’t want your ballot floating around without protection. So, ever since the widespread adoption … Continue reading

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