Pastor and Maui County Settle 1st Amendment Lawsuit

County Drops Appeal, Maui Police to Receive Additional Training on Free Speech in Public Spaces Read the settlement agreement: Goodhue_106StipulationforDismissalwithPrejudiceandOrder Read the Special Order on First Amendment Rights issued by the Maui Police Department: SO 15-08 HONOLULU – In a victory for free speech, a federal 1st Amendment lawsuit brought by a Maui pastor and […]

Settlement in Hawai‘i County Free Speech Case

Unconstitutional ordinances revised as a result of First Amendment lawsuit December 2015/Revised County of Hawai‘i Administrative Rule resulting from this case:  Rule 8 Effective Date 12 3 15 Read the settlement: 72 Stipulation and Order Dismissing Case HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation and the law firm of Davis Levin […]

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 […]