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Schatz comment on Supreme Court marriage arguments

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz has released the following statement as the Supreme Court hears arguments to determine the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court will also hear a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage between a man and a woman, thereby denying federal […]

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OHA reacts to Supreme Court decision in Corboy case

OHA reacts to Supreme Court decision in Corboy case

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court declined Friday to hear an appeal in Corboy v. Louie. The plaintiffs had sued the state and two county governments – Maui and the Big Island – to eliminate property tax exemptions currently available only to those living on […]

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Kagan’s nomination was approved by the Senate today 63-37 with Senator Inouye voting in favor.

“Elena Kagan is widely-regarded as one of the nation’s leading legal scholars.  Her public service and legal experience, work as a teacher, service as a White House and Senate aide, and representing the government as the nation’s Solicitor General, have contributed to Ms. Kagan’s intellect, judgment, and independence.”

Senators Inouye and Akaka lauds the approval of Kagan as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Kagan’s nomination was approved by the Senate today 63-37 with Senator Inouye voting in favor. “Elena Kagan is widely-regarded as one of the nation’s leading legal scholars. Her public service and legal experience, work as a teacher, service as a White House and Senate aide, and representing the government as the nation’s Solicitor General, have […]

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2009 year-end report on the federal Judiciary

2009 year-end report on the federal Judiciary

MEDIA RELEASE Chief Justice Warren Burger began the tradition of a yearly report on the federal judiciary in 1970, in remarks he presented to the American Bar Association. He instituted that practice to discuss the problems that federal courts face in administering justice. “In the past few years, I have adhered to the tradition that […]

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