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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:05 PM

Guam pushes for native-only vote on US relationship

Source: Associated Press


Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press
Updated 9:04 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018

HONOLULU (AP) The question before a panel of U.S. appeals court judges: Should non-native residents of Guam have a say in the territory's future relationship with the United States?

Three judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals were at the University of Hawaii's law school Wednesday to listen to arguments in an appeal of a federal judge's 2017 ruling that says limiting the vote to those who are considered native inhabitants of the island is unconstitutional.

Voters would have three choices: independence, statehood and free association with the United States similar to island states that allow the U.S. exclusive military access to their land and waters while their citizens have the right to live and work in the U.S.

Arnold Davis, a white, non-Chamorro resident of Guam, sued in 2011 after his application to participate in the vote was denied.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Judges-to-hear-arguments-in-native-Guam-voting-13296634.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:11 PM

1. If Guam don't want non Chamorros to vote

Then I think non Chamorros should be exempt from Guam taxes.

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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:12 PM

2. Guam pushes for native-only vote on US relationship

 

Uh oh. Kavanaugh ruled on something similar with Hawaiian natives

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