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There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
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Hawaii v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1372 Haw. S.Ct. Feb 25, 2009
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Mar 31, 2009 9-0 Alito OT 2008
 
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Issue: Whether a 1993 congressional resolution requires Hawaii to reach a political settlement with native Hawaiians before transferring some 1.2 million acres of state land.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on March 31, 2009.

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