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Talks continue on suing feds for reparations

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Discussions about suing the federal government for war reparations, compact impact and possibly even Fena continue between the Administration and the Legislature.

Senator Frank Blas, Jr. says while in Washington, with the governor's senior policy advisor, Arthur Clark, the two discussed the possibility of suing the feds for compact impact reimbursements. 

It's a suggestion that was also made by Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz, but the matters are currently being reviewed to determine if there are grounds to file suit. "That's the legal review I'm asking for; obviously, I'm not an attorney.  I'm asking who has standing to sue. I believe the issue is ripe and we can and it's a matter of who can sue and where can we sue," said Sen. Blas.  

Blas says he will be meeting with Clark and the vice speaker when Cruz returns to the island to further discuss the possibility of litigation.

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