by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Arnold Davis took time out to speak with the Rotary Club of Guam Sunrise members this morning discussing his ongoing voter discrimination lawsuit. Davis alleges the plebiscite is racially discriminative and a violation of federal law. The case is currently on hold until the district court chief judge rules on the government's motion to dismiss.
Davis told Rotary members today that it would be tragic for the government to waste hundreds of thousands more dollars on this lawsuit instead of settling it now. "We have proposed relatively inexpensive and simple methods of determining the wishes of all concerned including the native inhabitants of Guam and the entire population of Guam quite easily without spending another year on this case," he explained.
He says the government has not been receptive to any settlement offers. If the case is not dismissed, it will go to trial in September of next year. If the case is thrown out, Davis says he fully intends to appeal it to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.