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ACLU of Hawai'i Seeks to Inform Voters with Televised Discussions, Online Voters' Guide
October 13, 2006
Broadcasts & printable guide inform voters on several proposed amendments to the Hawai'i State Constitution and City/County Charters which would impact civil liberties.
Honolulu, Hawai'i - The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai'i (ACLU) has taken a position on several of the proposed amendments which would impact civil liberties protections. The amendments concern the Hawai'i State Constitution as well as the charters of the City & County of Honolulu, Kaua'i County and Hawai'i County. The Hawai'i League of Women Voters recently hosted and taped a series of discussions on the proposed constitutional amendments.
The ACLU of Hawai'i SUPPORTS:
Constitutional Amendment #3: Remove Mandatory Retirement Age for State Justices/Judges 'Olelo channel 49, 10/18, 6:30pm and 10/19, 6:30am, 12pm
PRO: Jon Van Dyke (Professor, U.H. Richardson School of Law), Kat Brady (Legislative Coordinator, ACLU of Hawai'i),
CON: Mark Bennett (Attorney General), Jeff Portnoy (President-elect, Hawai'i State Bar Association)
The ACLU of Hawai'i OPPOSES:
Constitutional Amendment #4: Sexual Assault of Minors Younger than 14 ("Continuous Sexual Assault")
'Olelo channel 49, 10/19, 6:30pm and 10/20, 6:30am, 12pm
PRO: Mark Bennett (Attorney General), Kelly Rosati (Hawaii Family Forum)
CON: Earle Partington (Defense Attorney, ACLU of Hawai'i), Susan Arnett (Public Defender).
The ACLU of Hawai'i has also taken a position on proposed city charter amendments in favor of removing the requirement to provide a social security number on petitions to government (Honolulu City & County charter amendment #12 (f), Hawai'i County charter amendment #5). The ACLU of Hawai'i also opposes
term limits for councilmembers (Honolulu City & County charter amendment #2 alternative "A", Kaua'i County charter amendment #2).
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