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70 ABA Journal Hawaii articles.

New York legislature OKs ban on gay and trans ‘panic defenses’

New York is poised to join the increasing number of states that are banning gay and trans “panic defenses” in murder cases. As the ABA Journal reported in January, legislatures have increasingly considered this type of ban.

In states where inmates can vote, few exercise their right to cast ballots
When Sen. Bernie Sanders championed voting rights for prisoners during a CNN town hall, he spotlighted an intensifying national debate about why going to prison means losing the right to vote.
After ‘aloha’ restaurant dispute, Hawaii pushes to protect cultural intellectual property

“Aloha” means hello and goodbye and signifies love, compassion and kindness. Since last year, the Hawaiian word also has been legally connected to poke, a bowl of diced raw fish.

Court considers whether inquiry about citizenship belongs on the U.S. census

On April 23, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up a case that should resolve the issue. The justices will hear an appeal brought by the Trump administration of a federal district judge’s ruling that invalidated U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’ 2018 decision to add a citizenship question to the next census.

9th Circuit panel finds a constitutional right to openly carry a gun, distinguishes en banc decision

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a 2-1 decision that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun for self-defense outside of the home.

The San…

Will insurance cover people who lost homes to Kilauea volcano?
Homeowners who lost their homes because of the eruption of the Kilauea volcano may not be covered for the loss, even if they have insurance.
Trump nominates 9 to federal court vacancies

Updated: Nine more nominees for federal judgeships were announced Tuesday by the White House.

The newest wave of nominees are:

• Mark Bennett, former attorney general of Hawaii, to…

Nov. 25, 1933: ‘Ulysses’ goes on trial

On Nov. 25, 1933, U.S. v. One Book Called Ulysses went before Judge John Woolsey, who had spent his summer reading Ulysses. He was perplexed and intrigued by its narrative style When civil liberties lawyer Morris Ernst argued that author James Joyce’s intent was to replicate the meandering consciousness of everyday life—however mundane or obscene—Woolsey took his point.

Native Hawaiians wage an ongoing battle to organize into a sovereign nation

Native Hawaiians have been considered Americans for more than 100 years. But they haven’t forgotten the original sin that created their state. That sin—the forcible ouster of the Hawaiian monarchy—has some Native Hawaiians waging a legal battle to this day to regain some measure of independence.

JDs from middle-ranked schools in states with many public colleges may give best investment return
Between 2010 and 2014, net tuition declined the most at middle-ranked law schools, due to merit scholarship patterns associated with maintaining or improving rankings, according to a law review article by Jerome M. Organ, which looks at variable returns on investing in a law degree.
Trump administration plans to ask Supreme Court to block latest travel ban ruling
Updated: One day after a Hawaii district court narrowed the reach of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block the latest travel ban ruling.
Federal judge in Hawaii refuses to clarify which immigrants are temporarily exempt from travel ban

A federal judge on Thursday refused Hawaii’s request to decide whether immigrants with grandparents and grandchildren in the United States are temporarily exempt from President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.

ABA files 9th Circuit amicus brief supporting Hawaii federal court’s injunction against travel ban

At February’s midyear meeting, the ABA House of Delegates voted to adopt Resolution 10C (PDF), urging President Donald Trump not to use religion or nationality as a basis…

AG Sessions criticizes judge from ‘an island in the Pacific,’ raising the ire of Hawaiians

Officials in Hawaii are firing back after Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized a judge “sitting on an island in the Pacific” for an injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order…

Hawaii asks to go straight to 9th Circuit en banc review of Trump travel ban preliminary injunction

President Donald Trump’s second order limiting travel from majority-Muslim countries is headed for the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals—possibly the full court.

The state of Hawaii petitioned…

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