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Con Con... Again

On November 27, 1978, Maui News reporter Susan Halas and 49 Maui residents filed a lawsuit with the State Supreme Court challenging the Con Con election. Three days later, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a similar suit in U.S. District Court.

The State Supreme Court is presently hearing oral arguments for the Maui lawsuit which asks-the court to invalidate the recent Con Con election based on three issues: (1) the ballot was biased in favor of a YES vote; (2) the Con Con information on the 34 amendments was misleading and incorrect; and (3) unrelated proposals were included in a single amendments.

The nature and implication of these pending lawsuits makes legislative implementation of the 34 amendments questionable and difficult. The Ka Po'e project will continue to observe the court proceeding through the month of January. If you have any questions, please call us at 533-6806.

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