by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The Election Law Center and the Center for Individual Rights opposes the Guam Election Commission and Government of Guam's motion to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the plebiscite. According to the opposition to the motion to dismiss, Guam has no special power or circumstance justifying what they call a "racially discriminatory plebiscite election", where only some select groups of citizens are permitted to participate.
They contend that the Supreme Court found that racially exclusionary elections are wholly impermissible and a special purpose election may not racially discriminate. Arnold Davis filed suit after he was denied registration to vote in the plebiscite.
The attorney general however has moved to dismiss the suit claiming the law creating the special election isn't unconstitutional.