Federal Court Orders Hawaii County To Suspend Urinalysis for County Employee

Federal judge rules that County policy violates prospective employee’s constitutional rights Honolulu – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i and the law firm of Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Kane & Carr sued Hawai‘i County in federal court on Monday, March 9 on behalf of Rebekah Taylor-Failor, a Kailua-Kona woman who is about to begin […]

Sold Out Davis Levin First Amendment Conference Plans Statewide Simulcast

EVENT IS SOLD OUT • NO WAITLIST • NO WALKINS Live conversation with Edward Snowden (via video link from Moscow, Russia) and his attorney, Ben Wizner to be simulcast statewide and to web Watch live, Saturday, 2/14/15 noon to 1:30 p.m., HST: Akakū Maui Community Media: Channel 55 Nā Leo ‘O Hawai‘i Community Access Television […]

Edward Snowden LIVE via video link at upcoming Davis Levin First Amendment Conference

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Can democracy survive secrecy? What is the future of the First Amendment in a surveillance society? These questions will be the focus of a rare and provocative public discussion at the Davis Levin First Amendment Conference (“Conference”) happening Saturday, February 14th, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Edward Snowden’s release of […]

Improved housing protection for Hawai‘i Medical Marijuana patients becomes law 11/1/14

10/30/14 – Honolulu, Hawai‘i: The Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawai‘i (“MCCHI”) welcomes the enactment of Act 60, which, as of 11/1/14, voids provisions in Hawai‘i rental agreements that previously would have allowed eviction of a tenant based on their status as a registered patient with Hawaiiʻs medical marijuana program. Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawai‘i and […]

First Amendment Victory in Kona “Panhandling” Case

Judge grants temporary restraining order against Hawaii County HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – Advocates declare a victory for freedom of speech as United States District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway entered a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) against Hawai‘i County. The TRO prohibits Hawai‘i County from interfering with Plaintiff Justin Guy’s right to hold a sign (saying “Homeless […]