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Nai’i Aupuni Extends Voting Deadline After Supreme Court Blocking

A Supreme Court order halting the counting of ballots in an election for Native Hawaiian sovereignty has prompted an extension of the voting period by another three weeks. Na‘i Aupuni announced that it will keep voting open through Dec. 21. Election results were previously to be announced Dec. 1. Na’i Aupuni.

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Legal Status of Marijuana in Hawaii remains Cloudy

For many residents of the islands, a certain relaxed attitude towards marijuana remains, even as it remains criminalized. In light of other states legalizing the drug for recreational use (Washington and Colorado most notably), Hawaii continues to have relatively strict laws on marijuana on its books. That may soon change.

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Truvia Sweetener Settles False “All-Natural” Class Action Lawsuits

Hawaii District Court Judge Leslie Kobayashi signed off on a proposed settlement involving food giant Cargill this month, who had been sued over the marketing of their Truvia sweeteners. Three different plaintiffs had individually sued the company, and their claims were consolidated and transferred to Hawaii federal court for resolution. The lawsuits.

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Judge grants class action status to Hawaiian prisoners in Arizona

Native Hawaiian prisoners held on the mainland in a private prison received a partial legal victory this week, as a federal judge granted them class action status to pursue their claims against the prison and the State of Hawaii. The prisoners are practitioners of Native Hawaiian religion, who claim their religious freedoms have.

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Law School That Defaulted on Its Bonds May Be Forced To Close

photo credit: nitram242 While it’s true that since 2008, the beginning of the Great Recession, law schools haven’t been doing as well as they did in the past, the year 2011 was when things really got out of hand. It was then that the first class action lawsuit about misleading employment statistics was.

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