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AGO: plebiscite case not ripe for judicial review

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The Government of Guam doesn't believe local resident Dave Davis has a claim.  Davis is appealing to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that Guam's voting restriction for the plebiscite is unconstitutional and a violation of federal law. 

Assistant Attorney General Rob Weinberg filed the government's brief to the appellate court arguing the plebiscite is merely advisory and would not result in the enactment, repeal or amendment of any law.  Additionally he argues that Davis' claims are not ripe for judicial review because there isn't any election in the foreseeable future. Davis is asking for the District Court's dismissal to be reversed and he wants the 9th Circuit to strike down the plebiscite law's voting qualification which currently restricts him from participating because of his race and ancestry.

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