Thursday, January 15, 2009

OHA Lobbies State Legislature for Ceded Lands Legislation

Before the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the ceded lands question, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is lobbying the state legislature to pass a bill that would codify the state Supreme Court ruling.The ruling forbids the sale of 1.2 million acres of land.  This maneuver may help OHA’s case at the U.S. Supreme Court, since the ban would be supported by both the judicial and legislative branches of the state.

Source: Gordon Y.K. Pang, OHA looks for some backup, Jan. 13, 2009, available at here.

For more on the ceded lands case, see this Blawg’s Ceded Lands archive.

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