David C. Farmer, Successor-Trustee vs. Harmon
(Formerly Woo vs. Harmon & Nicholson vs. Harmon)
CV05-00030 DAE KSC
U.S. District Court For the District of Hawaii
Judges: David A. Ezra; Kevin S. Chang
567 S. King Street, Suite 310
Honolulu, HI 96813
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Kamehameha Schools; son of former Trustee Myron Thompson.
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November 17, 2003
Trustees Celebrate Ruling Upholding
The Board of Trustees of Kamehameha Schools today celebrated federal Judge Alan Kay's ruling upholding the Schools' 116-year old policy of offering admissions preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry.
"This is an incredible day for Kamehameha Schools," said board chair Constance Lau. "We are ecstatic that what Hawaiians have always felt was right, what we have always felt was pono, has been upheld today in a court of law."
In upholding the preference policy, Judge Kay noted Princess Pauahi's intent as expressed in 1887 by her husband, Charles Reed Bishop, that her schools educate Hawaiian children first. He also agreed that Hawaiians continue to suffer educational and societal imbalances as a result of historical wrongs.
Kay stressed that Kamehameha Schools is a private institution, and said that in its 1993 Apology Resolution, the U.S. Congress determined that the imbalances resulted in part from the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893.
Trustee Douglas Ing noted, "Judge Kay's ruling is important because it recognizes Kamehameha Schools' role in improving the capability and well-being of Hawaiians through education. We understand today's ruling will be appealed and that we face another legal battle in Judge Ezra's courtroom tomorrow, however, we are hopeful that the U.S. judicial system will recognize the importance of Kamehameha to the Hawaiian community and the entire state."
"Kamehameha Schools is a symbol of hope for the Hawaiian community and this ruling is a restoration of that hope," said Trustee Nainoa Thompson. "Today's judgement is one that will further unite the Hawaiian people and all those who care about Hawai`i."
Trustee Diane Plotts expressed gratitude for the overwhelming public support shown over the last few months. "The displays of support from the entire community -- from emails to petition signatures to participation in unity marches and celebrations of Hawaiian culture -- have encouraged us tremendously."
Kamehameha Schools supporters celebrated Judge Kay's ruling with KS trustees by chanting and singing the school song.
Along with his fellow trustees, Admiral Robert Kihune thanked those gathered at court for their unwavering and dedicated support. "I can imagine our beloved Pauahi smiling down on all of us today."
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This witness is expect to testify regarding his business, professional, personal, and political relationships with Myron Thompson, Colleen Wong, Nathan Aipa, Louanne Kam, Matt Tsukazaki, Earl Anzai, Lyn Anzai, Colbert Matsumoto, Judge Kevin Chang, Elisa Yadao, Hamilton McCubbin, John Waihee, Emmett B. Lewis, Miller & Chevalier, Clyde Mark, Rodney Park, Wally Chin, Peter Savio, The Nature Conservancy, Ben Benson, Linda Lingle, Daniel Akaka, Dan Inouye, Neal Abercrombie, Ed Case, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, Gale Norton, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Dirk Kempthorne, Dale Hall, Peter Young, The Ocean Conservancy; Dennis Heineman, Bishop Museum; Mark Polivka, Rocco Sansone, Marsh & McLennan, Chubb Group, Jeffrey Case, AIG, Aon Insurance, Goldman Sachs, John Goemans, Judge Alan Kay, Judge Michael Town, Judge Michael Seabright, Judge David Ezra, James B. Nicholson, Carol Muranaka, David C. Farmer, John Marshall, Esq., and other entities to be determined upon discovery.
Documents, News Articles and Related Links
Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulations
Lost Generations: A Boy, A School, A Princess
The Na Kumu Book Advisory Group
First Amendment Rights/Obstruction of Justice
Hawaii Dept. of Labor - CV 98-2394-05 - Unemployment Insurance Appeal
Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate Interrogatories
RICO Lawsuit - 99-CV-00304-DAE-BMK
Equity 2048 -The Richards Report
Pages 1-26; Pages 26-49; Pages 50-75; Exhibit 2; Exhibit 2b
Claims By Harmon
TO GO TO THE WOO VS. HARMON WITNESS INDEX