US Supreme Court Docket
Hawaii v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Government Law, Joint Resolution to Acknowledge the 100th Anniversary of the January 17, 1893 Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii
In the Joint Resolution to Acknowledge the 100th Anniversary of the January 17,
1893 Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, Congress acknowledged and apologized
for the United States’ role in that overthrow. The question here is whether this
symbolic resolution strips Hawaii of its sovereign authority to sell, exchange, or
transfer 1.2 million acres of state land—29 percent of the total land area of the State
and almost all the land owned by the State—unless and until it reaches a political
settlement with native Hawaiians about the status of that land.
- Supreme Court of Hawaii, Opinion Filed: January 31, 2008
- Docket Sheet from the U.S. Supreme Court.
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