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  • Commentary posted December 3, 2015 by Hans A. von Spakovsky The Supreme Court Halts Hawaii's Discriminatory Election

    Great news out of the U.S. Supreme Court on the day after Thanksgiving. I wrote last week about the emergency appeal filed with the High Court by Judicial Watch on behalf of several Hawaiian voters trying to stop the ongoing, discriminatory election being held in Hawaii that excludes anyone who doesn’t met the definition of “Native Hawaiian.” Both the Hawaii federal…

  • Legal Memorandum posted August 18, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky The Obama Administration’s Attempt to Balkanize Hawaii

    In its latest attempt to violate the limits of its constitutional authority, the Obama Administration has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) —new regulations that will determine whether the Department of the Interior will “reestablish” a “government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community.”[1] The ANPR…

  • Legal Memorandum posted February 28, 2014 by Paul Larkin The Hawaii Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Project: A Potentially Worthwhile Correctional Reform

    Over the past 40 years, America has sent an increasingly large number of offenders to prison.[1] Approximately 95 percent of them will eventually return to the community.[2] Some will be released early via parole, an accumulation of good-time or earned-time credits, or executive clemency.[3] The truly lucky offenders, however, are the ones who are placed on probation, a…

  • Issue Brief posted November 26, 2013 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Senate Joint Resolution 12: Sanctioning Racial Discrimination in Hawaii

    Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are, by their very nature, odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.[1] Senators Brian Schatz (D–HI) and Mazie Hirono (D–HI) recently introduced a resolution, Senate Joint Resolution 12, that would provide congressional approval of amendments to the Hawaiian Homes…

  • Posted on November 7, 2013 by Caitlin Burke / Ryan Anderson Hawaiian Citizens Testify in Support of Marriage

    Over the past five days, thousands of Hawaiians poured into the state capitol to stand for marriage as the union of a...…

  • Posted on April 5, 2013 by Michaela Dodge Top 5 Questions Everybody Is Asking on North Korea (VIDEO)

    1. Does North Korea have nuclear weapons? North Korea conducted its third nuclear weapons test in February in...…

  • Posted on March 5, 2013 by Drew Gonshorowski Obamacare and the Medicaid Expansion: How Does Your State Fare?

    The Medicaid expansion is touted by proponents of Obamacare as a "no-brainer." While it is true that some states may see...…

  • Posted on January 8, 2013 by Brian Slattery Economic Development and Disaster Relief Inhibited by the Jones Act

    If the Jones Act was created to mitigate disasters at sea, why has it been waived during such disasters? Such a question...…

  • Posted on December 18, 2012 by Steven Bucci, Ph.D Senator Inouye, The Passing of a Giant

    Senator Daniel Inouye (D–HI) passed away last evening, an old warrior succumbed to complications of pneumonia. His...…

  • Posted on August 9, 2012 by Thomas Messner Federal Court Upholds Marriage in Hawaii

    Yesterday, the federal district court in Hawaii ruled that Hawaii’s definition of marriage as one man and one woman does...…

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  • Legal Memorandum posted February 28, 2014 by Paul Larkin The Hawaii Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Project: A Potentially Worthwhile Correctional Reform

    Over the past 40 years, America has sent an increasingly large number of offenders to prison.[1] Approximately 95 percent of them will eventually return to the community.[2] Some will be released early via parole, an accumulation of good-time or earned-time credits, or executive clemency.[3] The truly lucky offenders, however, are the ones who are placed on probation, a…

  • Backgrounder posted May 24, 2004 by Brian M. Riedl Another Year at the Federal Trough: Farm Subsidies for the Rich, Famous, and Elected Jumped Again in 2002

    Taxpayers funding Washington's $20,000-per-household budget have long known they are not getting their money's worth. Farm subsidies are among the most wasteful uses of taxpayer dollars. The budget-busting $180 billion farm bill enacted before the 2002 elections not only encourages the crop overproduction that depresses crop prices and farm incomes, but also…

  • WebMemo on May 2, 2007 The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

    An Unconstitutional Act is Back: Like a vampire in a B movie we thought was long dead, the United States Congress is re-considering the "Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act" (now designated as S.310), a bill to authorize the creation of a race-based government for native Hawaiians living throughout the United States. The following resources discuss what the…

  • Legal Memorandum posted August 18, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky The Obama Administration’s Attempt to Balkanize Hawaii

    In its latest attempt to violate the limits of its constitutional authority, the Obama Administration has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) —new regulations that will determine whether the Department of the Interior will “reestablish” a “government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community.”[1] The ANPR…

  • Commentary posted December 3, 2015 by Hans A. von Spakovsky The Supreme Court Halts Hawaii's Discriminatory Election

    Great news out of the U.S. Supreme Court on the day after Thanksgiving. I wrote last week about the emergency appeal filed with the High Court by Judicial Watch on behalf of several Hawaiian voters trying to stop the ongoing, discriminatory election being held in Hawaii that excludes anyone who doesn’t met the definition of “Native Hawaiian.” Both the Hawaii federal…

  • Issue Brief posted November 26, 2013 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Senate Joint Resolution 12: Sanctioning Racial Discrimination in Hawaii

    Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are, by their very nature, odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.[1] Senators Brian Schatz (D–HI) and Mazie Hirono (D–HI) recently introduced a resolution, Senate Joint Resolution 12, that would provide congressional approval of amendments to the Hawaiian Homes…

  • Backgrounder posted September 1, 2010 by James Sherk The New Face of the Union Movement: Government Employees

    Abstract: Unions have been a familiar part of American working life for more than 70 years. Less familiar is the state of the union movement today: More union members now work for the government than for private employers. The above-market salaries and benefits that government employees receive are paid for by taxpayers. So, the union movement that began as a campaign to…

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  • Legal Memorandum posted August 18, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky The Obama Administration’s Attempt to Balkanize Hawaii

    In its latest attempt to violate the limits of its constitutional authority, the Obama Administration has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) —new regulations that will determine whether the Department of the Interior will “reestablish” a “government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community.”[1] The ANPR…

  • Legal Memorandum posted February 28, 2014 by Paul Larkin The Hawaii Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Project: A Potentially Worthwhile Correctional Reform

    Over the past 40 years, America has sent an increasingly large number of offenders to prison.[1] Approximately 95 percent of them will eventually return to the community.[2] Some will be released early via parole, an accumulation of good-time or earned-time credits, or executive clemency.[3] The truly lucky offenders, however, are the ones who are placed on probation, a…

  • Issue Brief posted November 26, 2013 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Senate Joint Resolution 12: Sanctioning Racial Discrimination in Hawaii

    Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are, by their very nature, odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.[1] Senators Brian Schatz (D–HI) and Mazie Hirono (D–HI) recently introduced a resolution, Senate Joint Resolution 12, that would provide congressional approval of amendments to the Hawaiian Homes…

  • Backgrounder posted September 1, 2010 by James Sherk The New Face of the Union Movement: Government Employees

    Abstract: Unions have been a familiar part of American working life for more than 70 years. Less familiar is the state of the union movement today: More union members now work for the government than for private employers. The above-market salaries and benefits that government employees receive are paid for by taxpayers. So, the union movement that began as a campaign to…

  • WebMemo on May 2, 2007 The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

    An Unconstitutional Act is Back: Like a vampire in a B movie we thought was long dead, the United States Congress is re-considering the "Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act" (now designated as S.310), a bill to authorize the creation of a race-based government for native Hawaiians living throughout the United States. The following resources discuss what the…

  • Backgrounder posted May 24, 2004 by Brian M. Riedl Another Year at the Federal Trough: Farm Subsidies for the Rich, Famous, and Elected Jumped Again in 2002

    Taxpayers funding Washington's $20,000-per-household budget have long known they are not getting their money's worth. Farm subsidies are among the most wasteful uses of taxpayer dollars. The budget-busting $180 billion farm bill enacted before the 2002 elections not only encourages the crop overproduction that depresses crop prices and farm incomes, but also…

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