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Civil Rights Commissioners to Obama: no Native Hawaiian 'tribe'

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The Hawaii congressional delegation has called on Barack Obama to issue an executive order recognizing Native Hawaiians as an Indian tribe. This is an attempt to get around the 2000 Supreme Court ruling in Rice v. Cayetano that Hawaii's state-based law providing benefits and preferences to Native Hawaiians was unconstitutional. Four of the eight members of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission --...

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