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U.S. high court rules in ceded lands case

Says Apology Resolution didn’t strip state of property rights

April 1, 2009
By CHRIS HAMILTON, Staff Writer

Victory was claimed by those on both sides of the ceded lands dispute Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a congressional resolution apologizing for the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom in 1893 didn't strip the state of its authority over 1.2 million acres of former crown lands.

 
 

 

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