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(REPARATIONS) US Solicitor General backs State in Ceded lands Case
Hawai`i Free Press ^
| Feb 5, 2009
| Andrew Walden
Posted on 02/12/2009 3:03:56 PM PST by AndrewWalden
"...the legal issues in this case could bear on the United States' title to its own lands (in Hawaii) as well." (This refers to 330,000 acres of military and other federal properties located on the 1898 ceded lands which were not transferred to the State in the 1959 Admission Act.)
(Excerpt) Read more at hawaiifreepress.com ...
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: hawaii; indian; obama; reparations
The article was written for a local audience so here is a little clarification: The 'ceded lands' case will determine whether the State of Hawaii owns the State Property it was given at Statehood or whether the property should be held for a future Hawaiian Indian Tribe. Also at risk, Pearl Harbor, Schofield and other US military bases.... 32 states have filed in support of Hawaii's appeal to SCOTUS. Oral argumewnts Feb 25. Failure of Hawaii to win this case would open the door to a 'tribal' land grab in all 50 states based on various state or congressional "apology" resolutions....
By tribal land grab, is that euphemism for “future casino site?”
posted on 02/12/2009 3:12:25 PM PST
by Right Cal Gal
(Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
To: Right Cal Gal
Casinos are part of the Akaka Bill, but the more fundamental issue is a threat to US and State sovereignty. In particular a threat to legally seize US military bases.
They wouldn't really need casinos because the value of the Hawaii real estate is such that unlike most Indian Res. the Hawaiian Indians will have $billions in wealth.
They will use it to buy elections thanks to the fact that Tribes are exempt from campaign finance and disclosure regs.
Both Obama and Bill Clinton got their start with Hawaii Dems early-money contributions.
posted on 02/12/2009 3:20:10 PM PST
(America is the greatest force for human progress in the world today.)
To: Right Cal Gal
I hope so ~ got a site picked out ~ right there near Arlington National Cemetery and Memorial Bridge ~ gonna’ catch the tourists.
posted on 02/12/2009 3:20:11 PM PST
Actually, all lands are owned by the State, you may buy a home with a 99 year lease but not own the land in the sense that the mainland would. The Military would take precedent over any Hawaiian people (native Hawaiians).
posted on 02/12/2009 4:12:34 PM PST
(Democrats are not intelligent)
32 states have filed in support of Hawaii's appeal to SCOTUS
No doubt the states will have standing -- it's only the American People that never have standing.
posted on 02/13/2009 3:01:15 AM PST
(A "natural Born" citizen)
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