A very interesting legal game is afoot in Hawaii as a local political science professor, Dr. Keanu Sai, has launched a federal lawsuit alleging that his 1997 conviction for investigating Hawaiian land title claims was invalid due to his attempts at "administering Hawaiian kingdom law".
Among the points made in his lawsuit:
- An executive agreement made in 1893 between Hawaii's Queen and President Cleveland is still in effect
- All subsequent land exchanges up to the declaration of statehood are invalid and have no continuity since they do not properly execute the 1893 agreement
- President Obama must be reinstated as president owing to the fact he was not actually born in a territory of the United States, thus has no authority to continue imposing federal law on residents of Hawaii. This assertion that he is not legitimately the President has to be one of the most original such claims since he has taken office!
There have been several amended filings since the original lawsuit was filed in June, and the latest developments could blow this thing up much more:
In November 2010 Dr. Sai filed a motion with the court to amend his complaint by adding 35 foreign nations as defendants. These are nations who “illegally” maintain consulates in Hawaii and recognize the sovereignty of the United States here...The clear implication is that they could be liable for actual and punitive damages to Dr. Sai and to the Kingdom of Hawaii, and that they should withdraw their consulates.
All of his pleadings and the government's responses are available on his website. It's worth noting that while this guy claims to be a "pro-tem of the Hawaiian kingdom" but his court filings are impressively researched, and the government's responses to his complaint seem to be missing a clear refutation of his claims regarding the 1893 agreement, which would seemingly invalidate his points.
Interesting to see where this one goes.
If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty