Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, Kelii Akina, the president of public policy think-tank Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging a Native Hawaiian election, speaks to reporters outside U.S. District Court in Honolulu. A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s order also stops the certification of any winners pending further direction from him or the entire court. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance.

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