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Thu Mar 30, 2017, 09:24 PM

GovGuam to feds: Go ahead and sue

The government of Guam has essentially told the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division: See you in court.

The issue stems from the Justice Department's letter on Jan. 13, telling GovGuam that after an investigation, the federal government has found the Chamorro Land Trust Act "discriminates on the basis or race or national origin."

The Justice Department has taken a stance that the local law giving Chamorro residents an opportunity to hold land to build homes on, is considered a violation of the federal Fair Housing Act, because it limits "certain housing-related benefits to persons who are 'native Chamorros.'"

The Justice Department gave the government of Guam time to enter into a pre-lawsuit consent decree, or court-ordered agreement that corrects what the Justice Department views as a discriminatory local law, to avert getting sued.

Read more: https://www.postguam.com/news/local/govguam-to-feds-go-ahead-and-sue/article_3d0c8756-153f-11e7-9b05-dbd2c22d435d.html

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Thu Mar 30, 2017, 09:40 PM

1. Hafa Adai

Bravo to the folks on Guam!

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Thu Mar 30, 2017, 09:46 PM

2. I think American Samoa has a similar law

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