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Court can't decide House standards, state says

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 24, 2014

~~<p>The state House has sought to intervene in the legal dispute over Rep. Calvin Say's residency, arguing that the House, and not the courts, has exclusive jurisdiction over the qualifications of its members.</p>
<p>Circuit Judge Karen Nakasone has ordered Say to prove that he lives in his Palolo House district after six voters in the district alleged that the Democrat actually lives in Pauoa Valley. The state Constitution requires that lawmakers be qualified voters of the districts they represent.</p>
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The state House has sought to intervene in the legal dispute over Rep. Calvin Say's residency, arguing that the House, and not the courts, has exclusive jurisdiction over the qualifications of its members.

Circuit Judge Karen Nakasone has ordered Say to prove that he lives in his Palolo House district after six voters in the district alleged that the Democrat actually lives in Pauoa Valley. The state Constitution requires that lawmakers be qualified voters of the districts they represent. Login for more...



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