Thursday, May 17, 2012


Former Dept Of Hawaiian Home Lands Leadership Fails To Receive Proper Funding

The state, in violation of the Hawaii Constitution, has failed to adequately fund the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, according to a unanimous ruling by the Hawaii Supreme Court on Wednesday.

"The State has failed, by any reasonable measure, under the undisputed facts, to provide sufficient funding to DHHL,” the court wrote in its opinion. "The State’s track record in supporting DHHL’s success is poor, as evidenced by the tens of thousands of qualified applicants on the waiting lists and the decades-long wait for homestead lots."

The ruling ends a five-year court battle brought by the Native Hawaiian Legal Corp. on behalf of six Native Hawaiians from the Big Island....

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