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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Two Days After Chin Loses CD1 Race -- Hawaii Drops Lawsuit Against Trump Travel Ban
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 1447 Views :: National News, Politicians

...Since early 2017, the State of Hawaii has been fighting the Trump administration’s travel bans in the court system (and former AG Chin almost rode that wave into Congress...but not quite)....

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Sunday, August 05, 2018
American Samoa Citizenship Question Not So Simple
By Andrew Walden @ 7:30 PM :: 1272 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...people who might be accused of knowingly promulgating the candidacy of a non-citizen or voting by a non-citizen should very carefully consider the ramifications of the following federal laws....

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Friday, August 03, 2018
Malia Zimmerman Beats Rap After Pushing Conspiracy Theory
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 1620 Views :: National News, Ethics, First Amendment

...The judge agreed with Fox News’ argument that even if their statements about Rich’s death were inaccurate or defamatory, they did not necessarily constitute the extreme and outrageous conduct required for a claim....

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Hawaii AG Joins Effort to Save DACA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 444 Views :: National News

...urging the federal judge presiding over a Texas-led lawsuit seeking to end DACA not to suspend the program with a preliminary injunction....

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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Kavanaugh for Supreme Court?  Rice v Cayetano Front and Center
By Selected News Articles @ 1:50 AM :: 2230 Views :: National News, Hawaii History, OHA

...In 1999 Kavanaugh helped write a friend-of-the-court brief in the Rice v Cayetano case....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
The FCC is changing up the country’s emergency alert system to prevent another Hawaii incident
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 742 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government, Military

...Action Supports More Effective Local Emergency Alert Tests and PSAs, Addresses False Alerts, and Seeks to Improve Wireless Alerts....

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018
The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 8895 Views :: National News, Hawaii History

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Travel Ban Upheld 5-4
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 931 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

..."This ruling is also a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our border and our country."....

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Sunday, June 24, 2018
Travel Ban, Forced Union Dues Decisions Coming in Supreme Court's Final Week
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 1067 Views :: National News, Judiciary, Labor

...The union dues case, Janus v. AFSCME, is the latest challenge to a 1977 precedent called Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, which allows public sector unions to collect fees from non-members....

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
FCC Approves Cincinnati Bell Takeover of Hawaiian Tel
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 625 Views :: National News

...FCC action is the final regulatory approval....

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Travel Ban? Janus? Supreme Court Poised for Blockbuster Finish
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 1415 Views :: National News, Judiciary, Labor

...With the U.S. Supreme Court approaching the conclusion of its 2017 – 2018 term, the justices are expected to release a deluge of decisions in the coming weeks....

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Friday, April 27, 2018
American Samoa Cabotage Legislation to Promote Reliable Air Service
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 1551 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Small Business, Tourism

...This solution has passed the House before, but not yet in the Senate; however, this time the provision is included in a major bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration....

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Supremes Lean Toward Trump In Travel Ban Hearing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:26 PM :: 1027 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Justice Anthony Kennedy, who likely holds the deciding vote, appeared to agree, noting the order at issue was more detailed than similar proclamations issued by former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. He elsewhere rejected hypotheticals proffered by Kagan and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, noting other legal avenues exist to address the abuses envisioned in their scenarios....

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Monday, April 09, 2018
Amicus Brief on Behalf of Evan McMullin et al in Hawaii v. Trump: Congress Intended to 'Eliminate All Vestiges of Discrimination'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 1738 Views :: National News, Republican Party

...The Republican Party platform of 1960 had endorsed an “immigration policy…based upon judgment of the individual merit of each applicant for admission.”....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
US, FSM, Marshall Islands Hold Mid-Year Meetings on Compact Funding
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 1610 Views :: National News

...$4.8 Million Allocated for Marshall Islands in FY 2018 and Prior Year Funds....

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Monday, March 26, 2018
Omnibus Funding Bill: $123M for Palau COFA Agreement
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 1084 Views :: National News

...$123 million in funding through 2024 for the 2010 Palau Compact Review Agreement as agreed to between the United States and the Republic of Palau....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Schatz: Federal Budget Includes Many Hawaii Pork Barrel Projects
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1590 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

... a very familiar looking laundry list of Hawaii spending allotments ....

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Saturday, March 03, 2018
Trump Approves American Samoa Disaster Declaration
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 1112 Views :: National News

...due to Tropical Storm Gita from February 7 to February 12, 2018....

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Trump v Hawaii: More Challengers Seek to Join Case
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 1746 Views :: National News, First Amendment

...Supreme Court to hear Trump v Hawaii April 25, 2018....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Pacific Territories: Trump Admin Proposes Office of Insular Affairs Budget
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 1670 Views :: National News

...President Proposes $608 Million FY 2019 Budget for the U.S. Territories and the Freely Associated States--$111 Million for Palau Compact Agreement is also requested....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
TS Gita: American Samoa Emergency Declaration
By News Release @ 11:29 AM :: 1524 Views :: National News

...Trump declared that an emergency exists in the territory of American Samoa and ordered Federal assistance to supplement response efforts in the territory due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Gita....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
'Money Begins Disappearing' from Bikini Atoll Trust Fund
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 1958 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...large sums being spent on things such as an airplane, two landing craft, an elaborate function in Hawaii, and cash payments to households on Ejit and Kili...."

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Sunday, February 04, 2018
9th Circuit Causing Surge In Illegal Immigration, ICE Chief Says
By Selected News Articles @ 12:23 PM :: 1661 Views :: National News, Judiciary

...the court’s decisions have created a legal environment friendly to illegal aliens....

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Friday, February 02, 2018
American Samoa ID to be Rejected at Airports Starting Feb 5
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 2187 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...American Samoa is not in compliance with the REAL ID Act and Federal agencies will not accept driver's licenses and identification cards from American Samoa as of February 5, 2018....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Video and Text: President Trump State of the Union Address
By Video @ 11:15 PM :: 1368 Views :: National News

...As long as we are proud of who we are and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will never fail....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Interior Announces $12.8 Million for Hawaii in 2018 Compact Impact Funding
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 1409 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...The funding will be provided to the Department of Human Services ....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Compact Impact Bill Reintroduced: Democrats Complaining About Cost of COFA Immigrants
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 2496 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...to provide additional federal resources to Guam, Hawai’i, the CNMI, American Samoa, and other jurisdictions affected by migrants from the Freely Associated States....

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Saturday, January 06, 2018
Supreme Court Justices asked to uphold third Trump immigration order
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 PM :: 1893 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...This request, in a case from Hawaii, is the first of two that the government is expected to file....

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Saturday, December 23, 2017
150M Muslims Barred: Ninth Circuit Finds Trump’s 3rd Travel Ban Illegal
By Selected News Articles @ 2:03 PM :: 1581 Views :: National News

...the president’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States....

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Friday, December 22, 2017
SCOTUS Keeps Rebuking Lower Courts That Rule Against Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 2203 Views :: National News, Judiciary

...the justices have issued several fairly extraordinary orders in cases involving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the latest iteration of the travel ban, which deals rather harshly with trial courts in California, Hawaii and Maryland....

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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Defense Department to Investigate Chinese Aid to Micronesia
By Selected News Articles @ 2:09 PM :: 4708 Views :: National News, Ethics, Military

...islanders to trade in “U.S. government handouts, which are scheduled to end in 2023, for the wide-open promise of Chinese-style capitalism....”

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Congress Approves Renewed Palau COFA Agreement
By News Release @ 12:54 PM :: 1838 Views :: National News, Military

...Signed into law yesterday by the President, the enactment officially authorizes the strategic agreement signed between the United States and Palau governments in 2010....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
​Ninth Circuit Wrestles With Unblocking Trump’s Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 AM :: 1737 Views :: National News

...A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit heard arguments Wednesday....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
7-2 Supreme Court Allows Latest Travel Ban To Take Full And Immediate Effect
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 1494 Views :: National News

...The Department of Justice asked the justices to lift lower court orders barring enforcement of the proclamation while legal challenges are adjudicated....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Hawaii v Trump: Back to the Supreme Court Again
By Selected News Articles @ 5:55 PM :: 1865 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Challengers in Hawaii and Maryland responded today to the government’s request to have the Supreme Court intervene....

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Friday, November 24, 2017
A Dozen States Back Travel Ban 3.0 At The Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 AM :: 1400 Views :: National News

...“We’re hopeful the Supreme Court will agree with our coalition that the travel ban is lawful and constitutional, and should be enforced in its entirety.”....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 5:02 AM :: 16546 Views :: National News

Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford called this system "communism", two hundred ninety six years before the Russian revolution....

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Justice Department goes back to Supreme Court over Hawaii judge's block of Trump's travel ban
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 1861 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Monday night to lift the lower courts' blockades....

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Monday, November 13, 2017
Ninth Circuit Partly Lifts Trump Travel Ban Blockade
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 2118 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

... The Ninth Circuit on Monday partly granted an emergency motion by the Trump administration and lifted a preliminary stay on most aspects of President Donald Trump’s ban on entry into the United States ....

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Friday, November 03, 2017
GOP Tax Plan Will End Federal Subsidy for Unaffordable Housing and High Tax Localities
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:10 AM :: 2970 Views :: National News, Republican Party, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...repeals the state and local tax deduction for income and sales taxes and caps the SALT deduction for property taxes at $10,000. The home mortgage interest is grandfathered in and preserved for new homes up to $500,000....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Getting Tired? Only Six States Join Chin Suit vs Trump Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 1823 Views :: National News

...California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Washington today filed a motion to intervene....

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Over $685K Stolen from Two Marshall Islands Trust Funds
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 2466 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...State Street is in the process of reimbursing all funds fraudulently transferred out of a separate account which is managed and administered solely by the RMI Government...."

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Supreme Court Dismisses Hawaii Lawsuit Against Trump Travel Ban 2.0
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 PM :: 1789 Views :: National News

...meanwhile Trump Set to Appeal Hawaii Court Rejection of Travel Ban 3.0....

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Hawaii AG Sues Feds for Records on Deportation of Illegals
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 PM :: 2172 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

“The federal government has significantly increased its immigration enforcement activities, including, for example, a nearly 40 percent increase in arrests within the first four months of 2017,” the complaint states....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s New Travel Ban. Again.
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 1693 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson of the District of Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order against the ban Tuesday....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Hawaii AG Obstructs Requests on How Much Taxpayer Funds Are Being Spent Fighting Trump’s Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 PM :: 2933 Views :: National News, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...the Hawaii AG office denied the public interest fee waiver request and charged $28,396.30 to complete the document search....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
SCOTUS Backs Trump, Dismisses Travel Ban Challenge
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 2116 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Tuesday’s order strongly suggests that the justices will dismiss the Hawaii case once the refugee resettlement provision terminates....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Chin, Muslims Sue to Block Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 2270 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Religion

'...it continues to effectuate the President’s unrepudiated promise to exclude Muslims from the United States...."

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Friday, October 06, 2017
Trump Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss Travel Ban Cases--Chin Asks Court to Expand Case to Cover Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 5:25 AM :: 2017 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

"...This new ban still discriminates on the basis of nationality...." -- AG Chin

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Feds Sue Guam Over 'Chamorro Land Trust'
By News Release @ 1:22 AM :: 2224 Views :: DHHL, National News

...Chamorro Land Trust (CLT) is modeled on DHHL--but CLT is vulnerable to this litigation because, unlike DHHL, CLT not an act of the US Congress written into the Admission Act of a State....

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