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Scotus - Hawaii

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Scotus - Hawaii

Scotus - Hawaii

Scotus - Hawaii

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Nina Totenberg reports on the Supreme Court's decision today to strike down a Hawaii law as racially discriminatory. The law only allowed people descended from original Hawaiians vote on the trustees of a fund that benefits people with Hawaiian blood. A white rancher sued for the right to vote on the trustees, claiming that he was being unconstitutionally denied the right to vote because of his race. The rancher did not challenge the state's right to create a fund that benefits native Hawaiians.