Statement on the United States Filing in Support of Dave Davis in Guam Plebiscite Case

The United States of America has taken the side of Dave Davis in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  It filed a brief today in the 9th Circuit supporting Mr. Davis and his winning case against the status plebiscite that excludes voters from participation on the basis of race.  This is one more sign that a race-based plebiscite will never take place on Guam. Any resolution of the status question must allow all voters to vote, regardless of their race.   Defending the constitutional right to equal access to the ballot always has been the moral command of the Constitution.  We are grateful and pleased that the United States of America agrees with Mr. Davis that all voters have a right to vote free from racial discrimination on Guam.

Here is the brief.