New Motion Challenges Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention

December 23, 2015, 8:41 AM HST · Updated December 23, 8:41 AM
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Image source: naiaupuni.org.

Image source: naiaupuni.org.

The Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention being organized by the Naʻi Aupuni organization is being challenged under a new motion filed in the US Supreme Court.

The civil contempt motion was filed by a grassroots group that claims the move to hold the convention or ʻAha, evades a court injunction already in place.

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The US Supreme Court issued a decision earlier this month that put a hold on the counting of votes in an election that would have determined delegates to participate in the convention.

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Last week, the Naʻi Aupuni decided to terminate the election and proceed with the convention by including all delegate nominees to discuss the topic of self-governance.

Naʻi Aupuni representatives say they will oppose the motion and plan to continue to move forward with the February gathering.

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