Supreme Court Declines To Hold Native Hawaiian Election Group In Contempt
Mealey's (January 19, 2016, 2:19 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 19 denied a request by challengers to an election of Native Hawaiians to find the nonprofit organization conducting the election in civil contempt of the court’s prior injunction halting the election pending appeal (Keli’i Akina, et al. v. Hawaii, et al., No. 15A551, U.S. Sup.).
The election was organized by Na’i Aupuni, a Hawaiian nonprofit corporation that supports efforts to achieve Native Hawaiian self-governance. Hawaiian resident Keli’i Akina and several others challenged the election by suing...