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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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