U.S. to Native Hawaiians: Sorry Is All You Get

By The News Apr 02, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Native Claim to Hawaiian Lands The court found that an apology for the illegal overthrow of Hawaii’s monarchy 100 years ago is enough to deny Native Hawaiians their land trusts to the island. The ruling gave total control of the disputed land to the state. LA Times Muslim Dunkin’ Donuts Operator Loses Franchise Over Pork Walid Elkhatib, an Arab American businessman, was forced to give up his 20-year Dunkin’ Donuts franchise after the company sued him for refusing to sell or handle pork. Chicago Tribune Immigrant Detainees File Lawsuit Over Jail Conditions The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and the National Immigration Law Center have filed a lawsuit claiming the federal government is violating detainees’ constitutional rights by keeping them for weeks at a short-term Los Angeles detention facility. LA Times Economic Crisis Might Affect 2010 Census Some federal officials and community leaders fear communities of color and immigrants will not be accurately counted. Many have been displaced after foreclosure and have a general distrust of government because of immigration raids which will most likely affect 2010 census numbers. Miami Herald No New Remedies in Mich. Prison Health Care U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker said on Tuesday that the state is doing enough to improve health care in their state prisons despite legal challenges from people inside. Chicago Tribune