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August 11, 2005

Kamehameha School Lawyers Seek More Time

Topics: National News

Kamehameha Schools is asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an extra week -- until Aug. 23 -- to request a rehearing of the court's 2-1 decision that the private institution's admissions policy constitutes unlawful race discrimination (related article).

Meanwhile, in a more recent event, The U. S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today denied a request by the lawyers for a non-Native Hawaiian student aimed at getting their client enrolled immediately at Kamehameha Schools. The teenager's lawyers had wanted the judge to issue a court order directing Kamehameha to admit the boy immediately for his senior year. Classes started at the school's Maui campus today and will start next week at the school's flagship Kapalama campus and its Big Island campus.

In an email from Hyscience contributor HarryTho, who lives in Hawaii, he writes that he can only imagine that tremendous political pressure is being placed upon the court. The Appeals Court should have exercised the courage of its convictions. The only thing that he can envision is the court leaning on allowing an expanded 11-person review of their 3-member decision.

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Posted by Richard at August 11, 2005 10:29 PM



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