Election day pessoptimism

November 08, 2016 | By JAMES BURLING

We’ve all seen the images of election day euphoria from places scattered around the globe. Citizens in nations freed from the yoke of oppression lining up for hours to cast their first (and hopefully not last) votes. People celebrating in the streets as a hated dictator is forever banished from the political scene (and perhaps … ...


Native Hawaiian self-governance case heats up

December 28, 2015 | By MERIEM L. HUBBARD

Last summer, six Hawaiian residents filed a lawsuit in federal court, challenging the constitutionality of a provision allowing Native Hawaiians to hold an election of delegates, a convention, and a referendum.  This process is designed to further self-determination and self-governance by achieving federal tribal status for Native Hawaiians and se ...


Race-based Hawaiian election enjoined by Supreme Court

December 02, 2015 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Hot off the press. Last Friday, Justice Kennedy temporarily enjoined a race-based election in Hawaii, pending full review by the Supreme Court.  Today, the full Court enjoined the election in a 5-4 decision. Ballot counting will now stop pending a review on the merits by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. … ...


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

November 27, 2015 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

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 b ...


Election day fun

November 06, 2012 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Because of our 501(c)(3) status, we at PLF do not take positions on political issues.  Nevertheless, Conan O’Brien makes a pretty convincing argument on Proposition 53. Happy Election Day everyone. PLF will be back here tomorrow fighting for liberty regardless of who wins. … ...