Court asked to halt Hawai‘i election to ‘remedy extraordinary wrong’

Hawai‘i’s primary election is about 100 days away, and while the Office of Elections is busy preparing for it, the fate of the state’s legislative districts remains tied up in the latest legal challenge.

Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s redistricting plan on Monday filed a motion for preliminary injunction seeking to halt the upcoming election.

“A preliminary injunction may be extraordinary relief, but here it is necessary to remedy an extraordinary wrong,” the motion said.

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