March 13, 2017
Washington Examiner

Race-based voting overturned in Guam — after six years

Can a U.S. state or territory “exclude otherwise qualified voters in participating in an election where public issues are decided simply because those otherwise qualified voters do not have the correct ancestry or bloodline”? You get a perfect score if you answer yes, and if you take six years of

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Case: Davis v. Guam

March 9, 2017
National Review

Victory in Guam

Yesterday a federal trial court in Guam ruled unconstitutional a proposed plebiscite in which only Chamorros (the native group indigenous to Guam) would have been allowed to vote. That’s the right decision, since such racial discrimination is banned by the 14th and 15th Amendments. Congratulations and kudos to Christian Adams, Read More →

Case: Davis v. Guam

March 9, 2017
Pacific News Center

AG to review plebiscite ruling for possible appeal

Guam – After Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood ruled Guam’s plebiscite law as unconstitutional, Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson announced that she will review that ruling to determine the possibility of filing an appeal.

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Case: Davis v. Guam

March 9, 2017
Guam Daily Post

‘Race-based’ plebiscite struck down

The chief federal judge struck down Guam’s plebiscite law in a decision, saying that allowing only the island’s native inhabitants to vote for Guam’s future political status is race-based discrimination.

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Case: Davis v. Guam

March 9, 2017
National Review

Guam’s Racially Segregated Voting Scheme Is Struck Down

After a lonely six-year battle, retired Air Force officer Arnold Davis, a resident of Guam, has finally won his right to register to vote in the U.S. territory and participate in a plebiscite on its future. Read More →

Case: Davis v. Guam

March 8, 2017
Guam Daily Post

Is it time to revisit ‘race-based’ laws?

Guam laws that draw a line between “native inhabitants” of the island and other Americans who chose to live here, but aren’t considered natives, have recently taken two devastating blows. Yesterday, U.S. District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood barred the Guam Election Commission from holding a political status

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Case: Davis v. Guam

March 8, 2017
Kuam News

Chief Judge shoots down plebiscite law, deems unconstitutional

District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco Gatewood has issued a decision in Arnold Davis’ lawsuit against the Guam Election Commission. The case was heard in her courtroom in September 2016. Davis was prohibited from registering to vote on Guam’s political status.

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Case: Davis v. Guam

March 8, 2017
Pacific Daily News

Judge: Plebiscite law unconstitutional

The law limiting Guam’s self-determination plebiscite to people considered native inhabitants is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

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Case: Davis v. Guam

February 22, 2017
The Sacramento Bee

How will Trump’s Supreme Court nominee rule on California union cases?

Two years ago, Placer County middle school teacher Michelle Raley launched a long-shot bid to change one of the state’s most powerful labor groups from the inside.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 17, 2017
Mass Live

Federal lawsuit filed against Massachusetts AG Maura Healey challenges ban on civilian ownership of Tasers, stun guns

Christopher Martel is a sales engineer with an electronics company, and as part of his job, he transports and installs expensive video displays all across the county. Because he travels thousands of miles each year with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of electronics and tools, he said he worries

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Case: Martel v. Healey