by Mindy Aguon
Guam – The Guam Office of the Attorney General has filed a motion to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit that was filed by Guam resident Arnold Davis. The Center for Individual Rights filed suit on behalf of Davis, alleging racial discrimination because of the upcoming Chamorro-only vote to determine the island's future political status. Davis wasn't allowed to register for the plebiscite because he doesn't meet the definition of native inhabitant of Guam.
AG Leonardo Rapadas contends the complaint should be dismissed in its entirety because it fails to present a justifiable case or controversy. Specifically, Rapadas maintains that the law mandates only that the desires of the native inhabitants of Guam be transmitted to the president, Congress and the United Nations. The AG doesn't believe the law violates the U.S. Constitution.
Davis must file a response by December 16.