Davis discusses discrimination lawsuit - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Davis discusses discrimination lawsuit

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Accused ATM skimmer didn't understand his rights, says defense

    Accused ATM skimmer didn't understand his rights, says defense

    Of all the Italian speakers on island, defense argues authorities used the wrong one. Public defender Rocky Kingree, in his filing earlier this week, resubmits his argument that his client, Nicola Marinelli, did not fully understand his rights when he repMore >>
    Of all the Italian speakers on island, defense argues authorities used the wrong one. Public defender Rocky Kingree, in his filing earlier this week, resubmits his argument that his client, Nicola Marinelli, did not fully understand his rights when he repMore >>
  • $2M in compact impact funding coming Guam's way

    $2M in compact impact funding coming Guam's way

    Guam will get another $2 million in compact impact funding. In a news release, the U.S. Interior department said the money can be used to help defray the educational impacts of migrants from the freely associated states. Guam and Hawaii were the most heavMore >>
    Guam will get another $2 million in compact impact funding. In a news release, the U.S. Interior department said the money can be used to help defray the educational impacts of migrants from the freely associated states. Guam and Hawaii were the most heavMore >>
  • One step closer to tuition-free trade school education

    One step closer to tuition-free trade school education

    The island is a step closer to tuition-free trade schools and colleges. The administration announced the awarding of a $1 million Department of Interior grant to fund education and training for 193 students on Guam who graduated in 2017 and 2018. The moneMore >>
    The island is a step closer to tuition-free trade schools and colleges. The administration announced the awarding of a $1 million Department of Interior grant to fund education and training for 193 students on Guam who graduated in 2017 and 2018. The moneMore >>
Powered by Frankly