Dissenting Statement of Gail Heriot in the Report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans
22 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2018
Date Written: 2018
On December 20, 2018, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report entitled Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans. This Statement by Commissioner Gail Heriot was part of that report. It is mainly a dissent from the Commission’s recommendation that Congress pass the proposed Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act. Commissioner Heriot instead adheres to the Commission’s original recommendation from its 2007 report that Congress refrain from passing that proposal.
Keywords: Native Hawaiians, Akaka Bill, Indian law, Native Americans, tribal law, equal protection, sovereignty, Hawaii
JEL Classification: K10
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