Ruling on Kamehameha's petition to reveal names of the 4 new Doe plaintiffs
Court rules names of children challenging Kamehameha Schools must be public
The plaintiffs have 10 days to decide if they will drop lawsuit
By Associated Press
POSTED: 05:14 p.m. HST, Oct 28, 2008
U.S. Magistrate Barry Kurren has ruled the names of four children legally challenging Kamehameha Schools’ admissions policy must be made public.
The challenge contends the private school system’s 121-year-old preference for Native Hawaiians is at odds with federal civil rights laws. The system operates several campuses on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island.
The children’s parents have said in court papers that they may drop the challenge if the children aren’t allowed to pursue the lawsuit anonymously.
Kurren issued a 10-day stay to his ruling, allowing the students and their parents to consider whether to pursue the lawsuit. The four are not of Hawaiian ancestry. They applied for admission to Kamehameha in 2008-09 school year, but were rejected.