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2005-08-31 18:36:30

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hawaiian taxpayers can sue the state government to challenge programs that give preference to natives of Hawaiian ancestry, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The lawsuit stems from plaintiffs who allege that different programs of the state's Office of Hawaiian Affairs unfairly promotes the welfare of Hawaiian natives. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the plaintiffs could sue over Hawaiian programs funded by state taxes but said they...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.