Ninth Circuit hears argument in CIR's challenge to Guam voting law
On October 10, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral argument in Davis v. Guam, a case challenging a race-exclusive plebiscite planned by the Government of Guam. Guam resident Arnold (Dave) Davis was turned away from registering to vote because he is not descended from a native Chamorro. The race-based restriction was struck down by the US District Court for the District of Guam in March, 2017 on the grounds that it unconstitutionally limits the right to vote on the basis of race. The Government of Guam appealed that decision to the Ninth Circuit.