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Hawaiian Issues

Hawaiian Issues political reviews · polynesia References L'Express. Weekly. Paris. Haleakalä Times. Bi-weekly. Maui, Hawai`i. Haupert, Yves. 2005. Taui: L'espoir trahi. Papeete: Société Polynésienne d'Edition. L'Hebdo. Weekly. Tahiti. < http://www.hebdo.pf > Libération. Daily. Paris. < http://www .liberation.fr > Le Nouvel Observateur. Weekly. Paris. < http://www.nouvelobs.com > N T, ian rancher, sued the State of Hawai`i to challenge its Hawaiians-only policy for oha elections. The case, Rice v Cayetano (Benjamin Cayetano was then governor of Hawai`i), argued that the election policy was racist and unconstitutional, citing the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. Rice appealed his case up the judicial hierarchy and finally won a hearing at the US Supreme Court in early 2000. The justices sided with Rice, annulled the state's policy, and allowed nonHawaiians to vote for oha trustees. In its original conception, the Akaka Bill was seen as a way of neutralizing the detrimental ruling in Rice v Cayetano by recognizing Native Hawaiians as indigenous people of the United States, thus placing them in the same category as Native Americans. However, Hawai`i's congressional delegation was unable to push the controversial bill through Congress in time to preempt the Supreme Court's decision in favor of Rice. Since 2000, non-Hawaiians have been http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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political reviews · polynesia References L'Express. Weekly. Paris. Haleakalä Times. Bi-weekly. Maui, Hawai`i. Haupert, Yves. 2005. Taui: L'espoir trahi. Papeete: Société Polynésienne d'Edition. L'Hebdo. Weekly. Tahiti. < http://www.hebdo.pf > Libération. Daily. Paris. < http://www .liberation.fr > Le Nouvel Observateur. Weekly. Paris. < http://www.nouvelobs.com > N T, ian rancher, sued the State of Hawai`i to challenge its Hawaiians-only policy for oha elections. The case, Rice v Cayetano (Benjamin Cayetano was then governor of Hawai`i), argued that the election policy was racist and unconstitutional, citing the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. Rice appealed his case up the judicial hierarchy and finally won a hearing at the US Supreme Court in early 2000. The justices sided with Rice, annulled the state's policy, and allowed nonHawaiians to vote for oha trustees. In its original conception, the Akaka Bill was seen as a way of neutralizing the detrimental ruling in Rice v Cayetano by recognizing Native Hawaiians as indigenous people of the United States, thus placing them in the same category as Native Americans. However, Hawai`i's congressional delegation was unable to push the controversial bill through Congress in time to preempt the Supreme Court's decision in favor of Rice. Since 2000, non-Hawaiians have been

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Published: Dec 6, 2006

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