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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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