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September 15, 2005

Hawaii: Kamehameha Schools Update

Topics: National News

Lawyers opposing Kamehameha Schools admission police have filed papers for the Appeals Court to deny Kamehameha Schools' request for an "en banc" rehearing of the case. The lawyers contend that, despite Kamehameha Schools' rhetoric, the case was decided on established principles of law concerning categorical racial segregation.

The filing triggers a two-week deadline for the Appeals Court to decide whether or not to rehear the case.

The opposition lawyer contends that it only takes one of the judges to call for a poll to determine if the court will meet "en banc." Given that one of the three justices supported Kamehameha Schools admission policy, it seems reasonable to expect that a poll will take place from a request by that very judge. The polling merely indicates whether or not a majority of the justices on the Appeals Court desire to rehear the case. If polling favors a rehearing, then the "en banc" will be scheduled.

Posted for Harry Owens (received via email)

Posted by Richard at September 15, 2005 9:59 PM

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