9th Circuit Denies Injunction While Native Hawaiian Election Ruling Under Appeal
(November 23, 2015, 11:53 AM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 19 refused to enjoin the counting of votes in Hawaii for an election of delegates to a proposed convention of Native Hawaiians after finding that the individuals challenging the election failed to demonstrate a likelihood of success on the merits of the appeal (Keli’i Akina, et al., v. State of Hawaii, et al., No. 15-17134, 9th Cir.).
(Order available. Document #96-151211-008R.)
The Ninth Circuit also said the election challengers did not justify an immediate...