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Thursday, December 07, 2017
​Ninth Circuit Wrestles With Unblocking Trump’s Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 AM :: 679 Views :: National News

...A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit heard arguments Wednesday....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
7-2 Supreme Court Allows Latest Travel Ban To Take Full And Immediate Effect
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 507 Views :: National News

...The Department of Justice asked the justices to lift lower court orders barring enforcement of the proclamation while legal challenges are adjudicated....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Hawaii v Trump: Back to the Supreme Court Again
By Selected News Articles @ 5:55 PM :: 561 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Challengers in Hawaii and Maryland responded today to the government’s request to have the Supreme Court intervene....

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Friday, November 24, 2017
A Dozen States Back Travel Ban 3.0 At The Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 AM :: 557 Views :: National News

...“We’re hopeful the Supreme Court will agree with our coalition that the travel ban is lawful and constitutional, and should be enforced in its entirety.”....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 5:02 AM :: 14989 Views :: National News

Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford called this system "communism", two hundred ninety six years before the Russian revolution....

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Justice Department goes back to Supreme Court over Hawaii judge's block of Trump's travel ban
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 634 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Monday night to lift the lower courts' blockades....

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Monday, November 13, 2017
Ninth Circuit Partly Lifts Trump Travel Ban Blockade
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 767 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

... The Ninth Circuit on Monday partly granted an emergency motion by the Trump administration and lifted a preliminary stay on most aspects of President Donald Trump’s ban on entry into the United States ....

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Friday, November 03, 2017
GOP Tax Plan Will End Federal Subsidy for Unaffordable Housing and High Tax Localities
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:10 AM :: 938 Views :: National News, Republican Party, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...repeals the state and local tax deduction for income and sales taxes and caps the SALT deduction for property taxes at $10,000. The home mortgage interest is grandfathered in and preserved for new homes up to $500,000....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Getting Tired? Only Six States Join Chin Suit vs Trump Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 986 Views :: National News

...California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Washington today filed a motion to intervene....

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Over $685K Stolen from Two Marshall Islands Trust Funds
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 1113 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...State Street is in the process of reimbursing all funds fraudulently transferred out of a separate account which is managed and administered solely by the RMI Government...."

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Supreme Court Dismisses Hawaii Lawsuit Against Trump Travel Ban 2.0
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 PM :: 970 Views :: National News

...meanwhile Trump Set to Appeal Hawaii Court Rejection of Travel Ban 3.0....

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Hawaii AG Sues Feds for Records on Deportation of Illegals
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 PM :: 911 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

“The federal government has significantly increased its immigration enforcement activities, including, for example, a nearly 40 percent increase in arrests within the first four months of 2017,” the complaint states....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s New Travel Ban. Again.
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 663 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson of the District of Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order against the ban Tuesday....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Hawaii AG Obstructs Requests on How Much Taxpayer Funds Are Being Spent Fighting Trump’s Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 PM :: 1474 Views :: National News, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...the Hawaii AG office denied the public interest fee waiver request and charged $28,396.30 to complete the document search....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
SCOTUS Backs Trump, Dismisses Travel Ban Challenge
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 1027 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Tuesday’s order strongly suggests that the justices will dismiss the Hawaii case once the refugee resettlement provision terminates....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Chin, Muslims Sue to Block Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 867 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Religion

'...it continues to effectuate the President’s unrepudiated promise to exclude Muslims from the United States...."

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Friday, October 06, 2017
Trump Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss Travel Ban Cases--Chin Asks Court to Expand Case to Cover Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 5:25 AM :: 962 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

"...This new ban still discriminates on the basis of nationality...." -- AG Chin

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Feds Sue Guam Over 'Chamorro Land Trust'
By News Release @ 1:22 AM :: 989 Views :: DHHL, National News

...Chamorro Land Trust (CLT) is modeled on DHHL--but CLT is vulnerable to this litigation because, unlike DHHL, CLT not an act of the US Congress written into the Admission Act of a State....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Hanabusa Blocks Missile Defense for Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 7:12 PM :: 1554 Views :: National News

...Hanabusa said operationalizing Aegis Ashore on Kauai would interfere with PMRF's missile testing and compromise the military's relationship with the local community....

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Supreme Court Justices Cancel Travel Ban Hearing
By Selected News Articles @ 11:50 PM :: 813 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...The likely practical effect, it appears, would be that the planned review simply will not occur, and that the new action would be met with new lawsuits, starting all over in the lower federal courts. ...

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Monday, September 11, 2017
Travel Ban: Supreme Court Slaps Down 9th Circuit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 PM :: 1261 Views :: National News

...Justice Anthony Kennedy acted quickly on the government’s request: This afternoon he stayed the lower court’s ruling and ordered the challengers to respond by noon tomorrow....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
Hurricane Irma: Hawaii Red Cross Volunteers Heading to Florida
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 1005 Views :: National News, Republican Party

...I will be going as part of the Red Cross Shelter Management Team.  We’ll be setting up and managing a shelter for Florida families affected by Hurricane Irma....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
Honolulu to hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
By News Release @ 3:15 PM :: 3128 Views :: Honolulu County, National News, Military, Police

...The ceremony will be held on Monday, September 11, beginning at 10 a.m. in front of the Eternal Flame Monument on the front lawn of Honolulu Hale featuring Honolulu’s first responders and airline representatives....

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Friday, September 08, 2017
Travel Ban: 9th Circuit Court Rules Against Trump (again)
By Selected News Articles @ 3:08 AM :: 821 Views :: National News

...The celebration may be short-lived however, as the Supreme Court will take up the legality of the travel ban with oral arguments slated for Oct. 10....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Hawaii Sues Trump over DACA
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 969 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...Sen. Dianne Feinstein suggests DACA is on shaky legal ground....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
UH: Only 13 DACA Students in UH System
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 1610 Views :: National News, Higher Education

"...Our undocumented students are an integral part of our community...."

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Hawaii v Trump Argued Before 9th Circuit Court
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 1010 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Whatever the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, it will have a limited shelf life as the Supreme Court will take up the travel ban’s constitutionality on Oct. 10....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Compact Impact: DoI Launches Census of COFA Migrants
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 872 Views :: National News

...Interior, Census Launch 2018 Enumeration of Compact Migrants in Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa To Determine Distribution of Compact Impact Funds....

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Monday, August 14, 2017
Charlottesville Attack Was Domestic Terrorism
By IPT News @ 9:04 PM :: 1197 Views :: National News

...Trump's refusal Saturday to specifically condemn by name those Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi white supremacists was morally deficient....

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Trump Admin Funds Micronesia One Stop Centers
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 848 Views :: National News

...technical assistance grants totaling $467,095 to continue support for the Micronesia Resource Center One Stop Shop on Guam and the We are Oceania Hālau Ola One Stop Center in Hawaii...

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Saturday, August 05, 2017
Trump - Kim summit in Hawaii?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:29 AM :: 1102 Views :: National News, Military

...Would you like to see a Trump/Kim summit in Hawaii?....

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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Break the Government Monopoly on Flood Insurance
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:56 AM :: 1200 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Cost of Living

...Since the 21st Century Flood Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 2874) passed out of committee in June, it has been subject to intense industry lobbying....

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Compact Impact: Trump Admin Sends Another $3M
By News Release @ 4:34 AM :: 898 Views :: National News

... Supplements $30 Million Provided Previously ....

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Friday, July 21, 2017
AG Chin Politicizing Office and ignoring his real job
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:04 AM :: 1535 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...a hyper-partisan, publicity-seeking, grandstander....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Supreme Court Rejects Parts of Hawaii Judgment, 24,000 Muslims Blocked from Country
By Selected News Articles @ 6:55 PM :: 1542 Views :: National News

...And Hawaii Attorney General Chin is preparing his appeal to the 9th Circuit to admit the 24,000 Muslims....

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
Supreme Court gives Hawaii until Tuesday to answer Trump travel ban motion
By Selected News Articles @ 7:29 PM :: 1660 Views :: National News

... Hawaii must explain itself to the Supreme Court before 6AM Tuesday ....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Private Scholarships Offer Micronesians Access to Opportunity
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 1236 Views :: Education K-12, National News

...A dozen Micronesian students are headed to prestigious private schools this fall, thanks to Habele K-12 tuition scholarships....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Hawaii Obama-Appointed Judge Orders More Muslims into Country
By Selected News Articles @ 12:18 AM :: 1212 Views :: National News

... “The Supreme Court has had to correct this lower court once, and we will now reluctantly return directly to the Supreme Court to again vindicate the rule of law and the executive branch’s duty to protect the nation,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said ....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
US: Only Supreme Court can relax immigration limits
By Selected News Articles @ 7:03 PM :: 1001 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

... Judge Derrick K. Watson “lacks authority…to grant additional relief beyond what the Supreme Court permitted” ....

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Friday, July 07, 2017
Ige's Second Suit Against Trump: 9th Circuit Says Chin is Faking it
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 3483 Views :: National News, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

“This court will not upset the Supreme Court’s careful balancing and ‘equitable judgment’ brought to bear when ‘tailor(ing) a stay’ in this matter....”

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 7290 Views :: National News, Hawaii History

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....

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Monday, July 03, 2017
Craving Statehood: The view from Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 1687 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Military

...Guam, like the other four inhabited U.S.-governed territories, lacks even a semblance of political representation back on the mainland....

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Friday, June 30, 2017
Hawaii’s nonsensical resistance to borders shows as insanity
By Selected News Articles @ 10:22 PM :: 2358 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...despising Trump, conservatives and America so much they’re willing to risk the country for a political win....

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Friday, June 30, 2017
Micronesia: US Officials Lift Suspension on Compact Public Infrastructure Grant Funding
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 1066 Views :: National News

...Pave Way to Release $150 Million for Infrastructure Projects across Micronesia....  

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Friday, June 30, 2017
Travel Ban: AG Chin Asks Obama Judge to Redefine Supreme Court Ruling, Let More Muslims In
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 1567 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii’s motion asks the court to clarify that the federal government may not enforce the controversial bans against fiancés, grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins of people currently living in the United States....

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Trump Appoints Doug Domenech Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 1102 Views :: National News

Domenech’s nomination has been endorsed by all four Governors of the U.S. territories....

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Monday, June 26, 2017
Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban To Take Effect
By Selected News Articles @ 12:24 PM :: 1210 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...“Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security,” the president said.... 

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Saturday, June 24, 2017
Washington Holds Guam Back, Despite Not Knowing Where It Is
By Selected News Articles @ 8:02 PM :: 1634 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Military

...“Benign neglect,” were the words Lieutenant Gov. Ray Tenorio used to describe Washington’s relationship with his island. “The feds view Guam only as a military asset. Nothing more.”....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Hawaii to Supreme Court: No need to review travel ban
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 AM :: 1422 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

The justices ordered the latest round of briefing after the 9th Circuit ruled for Hawaii June 12....

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
16 State Coalition Backs Travel Ban Before Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 11:53 PM :: 1373 Views :: National News

...urging the justices to reinstate key provisions of President Donald Trump’s executive order....

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