US sued for violating rights of Guam residents

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Sedfrey Linsangan is calling for legislation that will provide a $50 incentive to those that vote and penalize those who do not have a "valid excuse or extenuating circumstance " preventing them from voting.

Sedfrey Linsangan is suing the United States of America for violating the constitutional rights of the people of Guam.

Linsangan, who has brought several complaints before the District Court of Guam, filed the lawsuit against the United States on Nov. 6, 2019. He says that the federal government is violating the Bill of Rights and constitutional rights of the people of Guam contained in the Organic Act of Guam.

He lists four points in the complaint related to the Farm Bill ban on cockfighting, the right to vote in U.S. Congress, a seat on the U.S. Senate, and the enforcement of the 15th amendment as it pertains to voter’s rights.

He is calling for legislation that will provide a $50 incentive to those that vote and penalize those who do not have a “valid excuse or extenuating circumstance ” preventing them from voting.

He seeks judgment by the court declaring the ban on cockfighting to be null and void, as well as declaring that the US Congress must fix or pass legislation to cure his complaint.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.