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State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse

Information Related to Hawaiʻi's November 6, 2018 State Constitutional Convention Referendum

Native Hawaiian “Constitutional Convention”

Although labeled a “constitutional convention,” the 2016 Native Hawaiian constitutional convention did not meet the definition of a constitutional convention for a variety of legal and other reasons.

Media Coverage

Laird, Lorelei, Native Hawaiians wage an ongoing battle to organize into a sovereign nation, ABA Journal, November 2017.

Timothy Hurley, Native Hawaiian convention adopts constitution, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, February 26, 2016.

Timothy Hurley, Convention bars spectators, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, February 5, 2016.

Timothy Hurley, Controversy hangs over convention for Hawaiian governance, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, January 31, 2016.

Susan Essoyan, High court refuses to sanction convention leaders, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, January 20, 2016.

Timothy Hurley, 4 delegates added, 2 dropped as Hawaiian convention nears, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, January 7, 2016.

Timothy Hurley, Na‘i Aupuni convention challenged, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, December 23, 2015.

Timothy Hurley, Hawaiian convention signs nearly 100 delegates, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, December 22, 2015.

Timothy Hurley, Convention suit to be decided on Friday, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, October 21, 2015

Anne Keala Kelly, Na‘i Aupuni’s convention unlikely to craft anything credible or legal, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, December 20, 2015.

Timothy Hurley, Hawaiians’ election for constitutional convention begins, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, November 3, 2015.

Dan Nakaso and Gordon Y.K. Pang, 209 Hawaiians vie for role in constitutional convention, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, October 1, 2015.

Star-Advertiser staff, List of candidates released for Native Hawaiian constitutional convention, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, September 30, 2015.

Native Hawaiians sent word of constitutional convention, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, August 5, 2015.




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