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August 9, 2005

Lawyers for non-Hawaiian file new enrollment request

Topics: National News

Lawyers for a non-Native Hawaiian youth today filed a new request to the U. S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to pave the way for the student to be immediately enrolled at Kamehameha Schools. The appeals court yesterday denied the first request by the lawyers for an injunction that would order the private institution to enroll the boy for his senior year. Classes start later this week for Kamehameha's Maui campus and next week on the school's Kapalama and Big Island campuses.

Essentially, the lawyers for the non-Hawaiian student have filed a request, today, to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to transfer the case back to the US District Court in Honolulu in order that they may ask the court to order the boy enrolled at Kamehameha Schools. These are all procedural moves in order to "get their ducks in a row"," so to speak.

The school, naturally, will oppose the enrollment of the non-Hawaiian student.

Source and commentary via email from HarryTho.


Earlier today Harry sent an email to The Honolulu Advertiser about where he stands on the matter. It provides some perspective on the issue:

Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 14:11:27 EDT
Subject: Non-Hawaiian NO at Kam

Though your article mentions some 20,000 rallied, it forgets that some 380,000 did not rally on behalf of Kamehameha Schools. Comments representative of those 380,000 Hawaiians gravitate about: "Open the school to everyone, we don't get to go anyway." I think that comment is appropriate. Only the affluent families of the Native Hawaiians get to send their kids to Kam. The other Native Hawaiians only get to send their kids to prison and endless generations of subsistence programs. Bernice Pauahi Bishop had good intentions. She just forgot that it would be Native Hawaiians running the program and self-ingratiating themselves and their families. Kam School, right now, is a fraud perpetrated on the intended Native Hawaiians in Bishop's Trust.

Posted by Hyscience at August 9, 2005 9:24 PM

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