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11-15132 16 Plaintiff Brief

11-15132 16 Plaintiff Brief

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Plaintiff's final brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Tony Korab, et al v. Patricia McManaman, et al
Plaintiff's final brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Tony Korab, et al v. Patricia McManaman, et al

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 NO. 11-15132IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUITTONY KORAB, et al.,Plaintiffs-Appellees,PATRICIA McMANAMAN, in her official capacity as Director of the State of Hawai
i, Department of Human Services andKENNETH FINK, in his official capacity as State of Hawai
i, Department of Human Services, Med-QUEST Division Administrator Defendants-AppellantsOn Appeal From the Interlocutory Order Granting a Preliminary Injunctionof the United States District Court for the District of Hawai
iCase No. D.C. No. 1:10-cv-00483-JMS-KSC
ANSWERING BRIEF OF PLAINTIFFS-APPELLEESCERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCESTATEMENT OF RELATED CASESCERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
Attorneys for Plaintiffs-Appellees LAWYERS FOR EQUAL JUSTICEVICTOR GEMINIANI 4354-0P.O. Box 37952Honolulu, Hawai`i 96837Telephone: (808) 587-7605Email: victor@lejhawaii.org
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PAUL ALSTON 1126J. BLAINE ROGERS 8606ZACHARY A. MCNISH 85881001 Bishop Street, Suite 1800Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813Telephone: (808) 524-1800Facsimile: (808) 524-4591E-mail: palston@ahfi.com; brogers@ahfi.com; zmcnish@ahfi.comMARGERY S. BRONSTER 4750ROBERT M. HATCH 7724CATHERINE L. AUBUCHON 76611003 Bishop Street, Suite 2300Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813Telephone: (808) 524-5644Facsimile: (808) 599-1881Email: mbronster@bhhawaii.net;rhatch@bhhawaii.net;caubuchon@bhhawaii.net
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iTABLE OF CONTENTSPageTABLE OF AUTHORITIES..................................................................................iiiI. INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................1II. JURISDICTIONAL STATEMENT................................................................1III. STATEMENT OF ISSUES FOR REVIEW....................................................1IV. STATEMENT OF THE CASE.......................................................................2V. STATEMENT OF FACTS..............................................................................4A. The Class...............................................................................................4B. The Medicaid Act..................................................................................4C. The Hawai`i Medicaid Programs..........................................................6D. The Personal Responsibility and Work OpportunityReconciliation Act of 1996...................................................................7E. Hawai`i Medicaid Programs Post-PRWORA.......................................9F. BHH Threatened COFA Residents With Imminent Harm.................11G. Proceedings Below..............................................................................121. The Order Denying Dismissal..................................................122. The Injunction Order.................................................................13VI. SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT.....................................................................13VII. ARGUMENT.................................................................................................15A. The District Court Did Not Abuse Its Discretion In DeterminingThat BHH Discriminated Against Aliens...........................................15
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