November 27, 2015

Justice Kennedy enjoins ballot counting in race-based election in Hawaii

By Joshua P. Thompson Senior Attorney

Our friends at the the Grassroots Institute secured a temporary injunction from from Justice Kennedy today, in their case challenging a race-based election in Hawaii.  The case challenges an election process that only allows “native Hawaiians” to cast votes.  “Native Hawaiians” is defined as anyone having native Hawaiian blood, so it is clearly based on criteria that offends the United States Constitution. The election would have concluded on November 30, so Justice Kennedy’s order halts the election pending further action from the Supreme Court.  You can read more about the case here.

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