Saturday, August 13, 2022
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Update On Hawaii Reapportionment SCOTUS Appeal
By Robert Thomas @ 11:35 PM :: 4780 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

by Robert Thomas, InverseCondemnation, August 14, 2013

Chad Blair at Honolulu Civil Beat has written a story with the latest in the Hawaii Reapportionment case, "U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Appeal on Hawaii Reapportionment."

We represent the plaintiffs (and now appellants). Our Statement of Jurisdiction will be filed in the next couple of months.

As usual with the comments section, there are a few let's say "inaccurate" comments. Here's how we responded:

First, those who were extracted are not counted in their "home states" or anywhere else but Hawaii. Because HI doesn't count them, they have no representation in any state legislature. Second, this is not about being counted for voting. Hawaii does not extract others who don't vote: aliens (both lawful and otherwise), COFA migrants, prisoners, children, those who are eligible but simply choose not to vote. Hawaii's rationale for the extraction is that the right to voting equality is more important than the right to representational equality. We think the Constitution says otherwise. That's one of the issues the Supreme Court will decide.

Finally, the current procedures are not the usual "certiorari" procedures is most cases where the Supreme Court has the discretion whether to take a case decided by the Courts of Appeals. In state reapportionment cases such as this, the Court has "appellate" jurisdiction to directly review decisions by the US District Court for the District of Hawaii. In these specialized appeals, the Court *must* review the case (although it may do so summarily, if it chooses). The headline is accurate.

Stay tuned, as we say.

SA Aug 16, 2013: Supreme Court expected to weigh in on redistricting case.


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Back da Blue Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Life Alliance

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii