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66 ABA Journal Hawaii articles.

9th Circuit panel finds a constitutional right to openly carry a gun, distinguishes en banc decision

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a 2-1 decision that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun for self-defense outside of the home.

The San…

Will insurance cover people who lost homes to Kilauea volcano?
Homeowners who lost their homes because of the eruption of the Kilauea volcano may not be covered for the loss, even if they have insurance.
Trump nominates 9 to federal court vacancies

Updated: Nine more nominees for federal judgeships were announced Tuesday by the White House.

The newest wave of nominees are:

• Mark Bennett, former attorney general of Hawaii, to…

Nov. 25, 1933: ‘Ulysses’ goes on trial
On Nov. 25, 1933, U.S. v. One Book Called Ulysses went before Judge John Woolsey, who had spent his summer reading Ulysses. He was perplexed and intrigued by its narrative style When civil liberties lawyer Morris Ernst argued that author James Joyce’s intent was to replicate the meandering consciousness of everyday life—however mundane or obscene—Woolsey took his point.
Native Hawaiians wage an ongoing battle to organize into a sovereign nation
Native Hawaiians have been considered Americans for more than 100 years. But they haven’t forgotten the original sin that created their state. That sin—the forcible ouster of the Hawaiian monarchy—has some Native Hawaiians waging a legal battle to this day to regain some measure of independence.
JDs from middle-ranked schools in states with many public colleges may give best investment return
Between 2010 and 2014, net tuition declined the most at middle-ranked law schools, due to merit scholarship patterns associated with maintaining or improving rankings, according to a law review article by Jerome M. Organ, which looks at variable returns on investing in a law degree.
Trump administration plans to ask Supreme Court to block latest travel ban ruling
Updated: One day after a Hawaii district court narrowed the reach of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block the latest travel ban ruling.
Federal judge in Hawaii refuses to clarify which immigrants are temporarily exempt from travel ban

A federal judge on Thursday refused Hawaii’s request to decide whether immigrants with grandparents and grandchildren in the United States are temporarily exempt from President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.

ABA files 9th Circuit amicus brief supporting Hawaii federal court’s injunction against travel ban

At February’s midyear meeting, the ABA House of Delegates voted to adopt Resolution 10C (PDF), urging President Donald Trump not to use religion or nationality as a basis…

AG Sessions criticizes judge from ‘an island in the Pacific,’ raising the ire of Hawaiians

Officials in Hawaii are firing back after Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized a judge “sitting on an island in the Pacific” for an injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order…

Hawaii asks to go straight to 9th Circuit en banc review of Trump travel ban preliminary injunction

President Donald Trump’s second order limiting travel from majority-Muslim countries is headed for the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals—possibly the full court.

The state of Hawaii petitioned…

Hawaii federal judge extends order blocking revised travel ban, ‘will not crawl into a corner’

A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction that blocks President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson said the revised ban likely violated…

In response to Hawaii lawsuit, DOJ argues that revision of Trump travel ban removes legal problems
President Donald Trump’s new executive order limiting travel to the United States doesn’t have the legal problems courts have found with the first order, the Department of Justice argued today.
ABA scores wins on attorney-client privilege and independence of the legal profession

The ABA achieved some significant victories during the past year by advocating for revisions to key federal regulations that will protect the independence of the legal profession and preserve the…

With help of new laws, Aloha State says hello to tourists, goodbye to some among homeless population

With a cost of living that is one of the highest in the country, Hawaii has a limited supply of affordable housing.

But, due in part to its warm weather,…

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