Breaking: Supreme Court Blocks Racially Discriminatory Hawaii Election

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This column by ACRU Policy Board member J. Christian Adams was published November 27, 2015 on PJ Media.

The Supreme Court has just issued an order (read it here) blocking the racially discriminatory separatist election in Hawaii. The order enjoins (stops) the counting of ballots and certification of results pending further order of the Supreme Court. I covered the election here and here at PJ Media.

Only one race is permitted to register to vote with Hawaiian government officials for the separatist election. Hawaii has given a private organization millions of dollars to run the election. They believe these actions are constitutional. Judicial Watch has sued Hawaii, and the Public Interest Legal Foundation has filed an emergency brief with the Supreme Court on behalf of the American Civil Rights Union asking the court to stop the election process. (I was on the brief.)

This morning Justice Kennedy, writing for the court, did so and issued an injunction.

Interests on Hawaii are attempting to set up a new government representing the “colonized” native Hawaiians. They do not view American sovereignty as legitimate. Naturally, the Obama administration took their side and filed a brief supporting the racially discriminatory election. They argued that even though Congress has never authorized a new government on Hawaii comprised of the native race, the state should be allowed to establish one.

In 2000, the Supreme Court struck down similar schemes but did not directly have a racially discriminatory election before it because the election had already occurred.