Who Trumps Whom: Exploring Federalism in Hawaii
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, 417 S. King Street, Honolulu
A spate of current events have focused on states asserting their rights to control public policy issues facing our nation. From LBGT rights to GMOs, minimum wage, marijuana use, universal health care, and voting rights, individual states have exerted their right to control policy with far reaching effects on their citizenry. Who has the final say on these issues – the state or federal government? Two of Hawaii's preeminent jurists weigh in on this issue. Dean Avi Soifer of the William S. Richardson School of Law, and retired Associate Justice Simeon Acoba of the Hawai‘i State Supreme Court share their expertise on the relationship between the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Hawai‘i. Who trumps whom?
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.