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Rice v. Cayetano

Docket No.: 98-818
Argued: October 6, 1999
Decided: February 20, 2000

Topics:

Amendment 15: Fifteenth Amendment, Civil Rights, Indians, Fifteenth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Indian Reorganization Act, Indians, immigration, patent, public education, public schools, racial discrimination

Petitioner: Rice
Respondent: Cayetano

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 146 F.3d 1075
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


528 U.S. 495 (2000)
Question:

Does the Hawaiian Constitutional provision, which limits the right to for the trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to qualified "Hawaiians," violate the Fifteenth Amendment by creating a race-based voting qualification?

Rice v. Cayetano
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 06, 1999

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Rice, 2 vote(s) against
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