9th Circuit: No Relief Available To Challengers Of Native Hawaiian Constitution
(August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals put a halt Aug. 29 to a challenge to an election to establish a Native Hawaiian government, ruling in a per curiam opinion that an appeal by the election challengers is moot (Keli’i Akina, et al., v. State of Hawaii, et al., No. 15-17134, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15896).
(Opinion available. Document #96-160909-013Z.)
In 2015, Hawaii residents Keli’i Akina, Kealii Makekau, Joseph Kent, Yoshimasa Sean Mitsui and Pedro Kana’e Gapero and Texas...