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December 02, 2015

Race-based Hawaiian election enjoined by Supreme Court

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. ...

November 27, 2015

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

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 ...

December 12, 2011

Corboy v. Louie: Supreme Court asks U.S. Solicitor General to file brief

On Friday, December 9, 2011, the United States Supreme Court considered whether it should agree to accept certiorari in an important equal protection case from Hawaii.  The issue in Corboy v. Louie, is whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits a state or municipality from creating tax exemptions that are available o ...

October 20, 2011

Taxpayers of the wrong race: Corboy v. Louie

The Pacific Legal Foundation filed an amicus brief this week in the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to review Hawaii's racially discriminatory tax laws in a case called Corboy v. Louie. ...