Neil Weare

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Neil Weare said ( about United States Constitution ) : “The ABA’s support of equal rights in U.S. territories highlights how long-neglected issues facing residents of U.S. territories have become more mainstream throughout the United States,” External link

pnc Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare added : “I appreciate the leadership of the Virgin Islands Bar association and Anthony Ciolli in raising these concerns to the highest level of the legal profession,” External link

pnc Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “Federal courts have increasingly come to recognize that constitutional rights cannot depend on whether someone lives in a state or territory,” External link

pnc Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare added : “No citizen should have to choose between receiving the basic benefits they need to survive and being able to live in the place they call home. The court today reiterated that this kind of discrimination is not just wrong, but unconstitutional,” External link

pnc Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “If Pena Martinez, Vaello Madero, and Schaller are upheld, it could mean billions more in direct federal funding to the most vulnerable residents of U.S. territories,” “This is critical support that communities across the United State rely on, and territories should be no different. Equality in federal programs for residents of the territories is a matter of basic dignity and justice” External link

pnc Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare testified : “The ongoing disenfranchisement in U.S. territories is particularly concerning because of the undeniable connection it has to issues of race. We cannot ignore the fact that by silencing citizens in the Territories, we are silencing Americans who have long faced racism, systemic bias, and racial exclusion,” “We ask Congress to act so that citizens in the Territories can finally vote and have their voices heard. It is the right thing to do, the moral thing to do, and in 2020, it is long overdue,” External link

pnc Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare stated : “The idea that in the year 2020 millions of U.S. citizens remain unable to vote simply because of where they live cannot be squared with America’s democratic and constitutional principles,” External link

pnc Monday, July 27, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “What’s really significant about that in the context of this hearing is that the committee has been holding hearings across the country looking at different voting rights issues, looking at issues of voter ID laws that disenfranchised voters, looking at the issue of absentee ballots and including territorial voting rights issues among the range of issues that are important not just for the residents of Guam, but the nation as a whole,” External link

pnc Monday, July 27, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “I think that we are in an important historical moment in our country right now when issues of race relations and looking at historic racial oppression are things that the country as a whole is much more open to and it’s not a coincidence that 98 percent of the residents of the territories are racial minorities and looking at this through a racial justice lens. I think is a way to include Guam and the other territories as part of this national conversation that’s going on now. How do we provide equity and justice for all Americans where ever they happen to live and whatever the color of their skin happens to be,” External link

pnc Monday, July 27, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare added : "One hundred days from now, Americans will go to the polls to elect the next president, one-third of the Senate, and the entire House. But almost 4 million citizens who live in U.S. territories will once again have to sit on the sidelines of American democracy while everyone else has their say," "The idea that in the year 2020 millions of U.S. citizens remain unable to vote simply because of where they live cannot be squared with America's democratic and constitutional principles" External link

kuam Monday, July 27, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “One hundred days from now, Americans will go to the polls to elect the next president, one-third of the Senate, and the entire House. But almost 4 million citizens who live in U.S. territories will once again have to sit on the sidelines of American democracy while everyone else has their say,” External link

pnc Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare stated : “The idea that in the year 2020 millions of U.S. citizens remain unable to vote simply because of where they live cannot be squared with America’s democratic and constitutional principles,” External link

pnc Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare added : “I applaud Chair Fudge and Ranking Member Davis for holding this historic hearing, and I look forward to testifying in support of voting rights for residents of U.S. territories,” External link

pnc Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “An IACHR thematic hearing is an important international forum to raise awareness on these timely and important questions of citizenship and voting rights in U.S. territories,” External link

pnc Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “This important victory highlights both the arbitrariness and the real-world harms when federal laws discriminate against citizens in U.S. territories simply because of where they live,” External link

pnc Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare concluded : “No American should have to choose between receiving the benefits they need to survive and being able to live near their family support network. It’s refreshing to see a federal judge rule that this kind of discrimination is not just wrong, but unconstitutional,” External link

pnc Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The amicus parties reflect a wide range of perspectives and experiences, which I think will help convince the Tenth Circuit to affirm the [Salt Lake City] district court’s historic decision,” External link

samoanews Monday, June 1, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The amicus parties reflect a wide range of perspectives and experiences, which I think will help convince the Tenth Circuit to affirm the district court’s historic decision,” External link

pnc Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The amicus parties reflect a wide range of perspectives and experiences, which I think will help convince the Tenth Circuit to affirm the district court’s historic decision,” External link

pnc Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The ABA is perhaps the most prominent association of lawyers in the United States, so it’s a big deal to have them adopt a resolution echoing the district court’s decision in Fitisemanu. I greatly appreciate the work of the Virgin Islands Bar Association to bring these territorial issues to the highest level,” External link

samoanews Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare added : “The resolution is also important in recognizing that the issue of citizenship is separate and apart from issues of cultural preservation in American Samoa or other territories,” External link

samoanews Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The ABA is perhaps the most prominent association of lawyers in the United States, so it’s a big deal to have them adopt a resolution echoing the district court’s decision in Fitisemanu . I greatly appreciate the work of the Virgin Islands Bar Association to bring these territorial issues to the highest level,” External link

pnc Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare added : “The resolution is also important in recognizing that the issue of citizenship is separate and apart from issues of cultural preservation in American Samoa or other territories,” External link

pnc Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : "one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : "The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote," "These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections" External link

arkansasonline Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “regardless of where you’re born in the United States, whether American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, Washington D.C., or New York, the Constitution gives you the right to be recognized as citizens, that Congress can’t take away,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “That would create a split with the D.C. Circuit, which would almost certainly lead to Supreme Court review,” “And then we would finally have an answer to these questions that we’ve had for, in some territories, almost 120 years” External link

virginislandsdailynews Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “the broader implications of the case in terms of the Insular Cases are important to Virgin Islanders because the work that we’re doing at Equally American is really to expand equality, civil rights, voting rights in the territories. And this case is one important step toward that, much as the Brown vs Board of Education decision was an important step toward political equality and civil rights for African Americans,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “We’re looking to actually potentially file some new cases on behalf of Virgin Islanders, and specifically we’re looking for current residents of the Virgin Islands who used to live in California, Florida, or Hawaii,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “so we’re hoping to do that again, and looking for individuals to represent,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare added : "All he wants is to have his voice be heard, just like any other American would," External link

npr Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare explained : "And when he looked in terms of the jobs qualifications, it said, you must be a U.S. citizen. So he was not able to pursue those very attractive, well-paying jobs," External link

npr Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, December 13, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

fox10tv Friday, December 13, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

fox10tv Friday, December 13, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

foxcarolina Friday, December 13, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

foxcarolina Friday, December 13, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, December 13, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, December 13, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

gazette Friday, December 13, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

gazette Friday, December 13, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

washtimes Friday, December 13, 2019 6:50:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

washtimes Friday, December 13, 2019 6:50:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : "This is a big day for the Constitution and it's a big day of the American Samoan community that has been marginalized in Utah as a result of these congressional actions over the years," External link

upi Friday, December 13, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

hjnews Friday, December 13, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

hjnews Friday, December 13, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

good4utah Friday, December 13, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

good4utah Friday, December 13, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Friday, December 13, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Friday, December 13, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

therepublic Friday, December 13, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

therepublic Friday, December 13, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

good4utah Friday, December 13, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

good4utah Friday, December 13, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

tribtown Friday, December 13, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

tribtown Friday, December 13, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

sltrib Friday, December 13, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

sltrib Friday, December 13, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

seattlepi Friday, December 13, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

seattlepi Friday, December 13, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

wsoctv Friday, December 13, 2019 5:27:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

wsoctv Friday, December 13, 2019 5:27:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

timesdaily Friday, December 13, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

timesdaily Friday, December 13, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

wftv Friday, December 13, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

wftv Friday, December 13, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, December 13, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, December 13, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

fox13memphis Friday, December 13, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

fox13memphis Friday, December 13, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “This was an important opportunity today for the Insular Cases to really come before the court for consideration by the justices,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The people they served shoulder to shoulder with from other parts of the country voted by absentee ballots, but those in the unit from Guam weren’t able to do that,” “Most Americans don’t even realize that the U.S. has these territories and 4 million people live there who are completely disenfranchised” External link

mcclatchydc Thursday, February 9, 2017 3:48:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “We are excited to have our case selected by CrowdJustice, which will help bring national attention to the issue of voting rights in U.S. territories while also providing important resources to expand our advocacy,” External link

pidp Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:43:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “We are excited to have our case selected by CrowdJustice, which will help bring national attention to the issue of voting rights in U.S. territories while also providing important resources to expand our advocacy,” External link

marianasvariety Tuesday, February 7, 2017 11:47:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare says : "The rights of the government shouldn't be based on where you live," "It should be guaranteed to all citizens" External link

dcist Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare says : "It's a great opportunity for residents of the District to show solidarity with residents of U.S. territories who are in a similar position," External link

dcist Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare says : "History has shown that courts are a great equalizer in terms of taking people whose voices have been marginalized, like residents of the territories and residents of the District," "When [these] residents look to Congress to bring about change, they're completely disenfranchised from that process" External link

dcist Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare contends : "the territories have a history of voting in a more bipartisan fashion," External link

dcist Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : "What was most disturbing about it was that the District Court actually relied on the controversial insular cases to rule for the first time ever that residents of US territories have no fundamental right to vote," "So that's something new that no court ever said, but we're hoping the 7th Circuit will set them straight on" External link

kuam Tuesday, February 7, 2017 6:16:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “Failure to grant review would place at risk the citizenship status and constitutional rights of more than 4 million Americans who live in U.S. territories,” External link

pidp Friday, July 1, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : "Just as Plessy v. Ferguson served as an obstacle to African-Americans achieving civil rights," External link

pidp Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:12:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare added : "And the idea of all of this is to build pressure toward the presidential election in 2016, when residents of Guam will again be denied the right to vote for president," External link

pidp Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:12:00 AM EAT



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Neil Weare

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Neil Weare said ( about United States Constitution ) : “The ABA’s support of equal rights in U.S. territories highlights how long-neglected issues facing residents of U.S. territories have become more mainstream throughout the United States,” External link

pnc Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare added : “I appreciate the leadership of the Virgin Islands Bar association and Anthony Ciolli in raising these concerns to the highest level of the legal profession,” External link

pnc Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “Federal courts have increasingly come to recognize that constitutional rights cannot depend on whether someone lives in a state or territory,” External link

pnc Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare added : “No citizen should have to choose between receiving the basic benefits they need to survive and being able to live in the place they call home. The court today reiterated that this kind of discrimination is not just wrong, but unconstitutional,” External link

pnc Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “If Pena Martinez, Vaello Madero, and Schaller are upheld, it could mean billions more in direct federal funding to the most vulnerable residents of U.S. territories,” “This is critical support that communities across the United State rely on, and territories should be no different. Equality in federal programs for residents of the territories is a matter of basic dignity and justice” External link

pnc Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare testified : “The ongoing disenfranchisement in U.S. territories is particularly concerning because of the undeniable connection it has to issues of race. We cannot ignore the fact that by silencing citizens in the Territories, we are silencing Americans who have long faced racism, systemic bias, and racial exclusion,” “We ask Congress to act so that citizens in the Territories can finally vote and have their voices heard. It is the right thing to do, the moral thing to do, and in 2020, it is long overdue,” External link

pnc Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare stated : “The idea that in the year 2020 millions of U.S. citizens remain unable to vote simply because of where they live cannot be squared with America’s democratic and constitutional principles,” External link

pnc Monday, July 27, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “What’s really significant about that in the context of this hearing is that the committee has been holding hearings across the country looking at different voting rights issues, looking at issues of voter ID laws that disenfranchised voters, looking at the issue of absentee ballots and including territorial voting rights issues among the range of issues that are important not just for the residents of Guam, but the nation as a whole,” External link

pnc Monday, July 27, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “I think that we are in an important historical moment in our country right now when issues of race relations and looking at historic racial oppression are things that the country as a whole is much more open to and it’s not a coincidence that 98 percent of the residents of the territories are racial minorities and looking at this through a racial justice lens. I think is a way to include Guam and the other territories as part of this national conversation that’s going on now. How do we provide equity and justice for all Americans where ever they happen to live and whatever the color of their skin happens to be,” External link

pnc Monday, July 27, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare added : "One hundred days from now, Americans will go to the polls to elect the next president, one-third of the Senate, and the entire House. But almost 4 million citizens who live in U.S. territories will once again have to sit on the sidelines of American democracy while everyone else has their say," "The idea that in the year 2020 millions of U.S. citizens remain unable to vote simply because of where they live cannot be squared with America's democratic and constitutional principles" External link

kuam Monday, July 27, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “One hundred days from now, Americans will go to the polls to elect the next president, one-third of the Senate, and the entire House. But almost 4 million citizens who live in U.S. territories will once again have to sit on the sidelines of American democracy while everyone else has their say,” External link

pnc Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare stated : “The idea that in the year 2020 millions of U.S. citizens remain unable to vote simply because of where they live cannot be squared with America’s democratic and constitutional principles,” External link

pnc Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare added : “I applaud Chair Fudge and Ranking Member Davis for holding this historic hearing, and I look forward to testifying in support of voting rights for residents of U.S. territories,” External link

pnc Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “An IACHR thematic hearing is an important international forum to raise awareness on these timely and important questions of citizenship and voting rights in U.S. territories,” External link

pnc Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “This important victory highlights both the arbitrariness and the real-world harms when federal laws discriminate against citizens in U.S. territories simply because of where they live,” External link

pnc Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare concluded : “No American should have to choose between receiving the benefits they need to survive and being able to live near their family support network. It’s refreshing to see a federal judge rule that this kind of discrimination is not just wrong, but unconstitutional,” External link

pnc Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The amicus parties reflect a wide range of perspectives and experiences, which I think will help convince the Tenth Circuit to affirm the [Salt Lake City] district court’s historic decision,” External link

samoanews Monday, June 1, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The amicus parties reflect a wide range of perspectives and experiences, which I think will help convince the Tenth Circuit to affirm the district court’s historic decision,” External link

pnc Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The amicus parties reflect a wide range of perspectives and experiences, which I think will help convince the Tenth Circuit to affirm the district court’s historic decision,” External link

pnc Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The ABA is perhaps the most prominent association of lawyers in the United States, so it’s a big deal to have them adopt a resolution echoing the district court’s decision in Fitisemanu. I greatly appreciate the work of the Virgin Islands Bar Association to bring these territorial issues to the highest level,” External link

samoanews Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare added : “The resolution is also important in recognizing that the issue of citizenship is separate and apart from issues of cultural preservation in American Samoa or other territories,” External link

samoanews Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The ABA is perhaps the most prominent association of lawyers in the United States, so it’s a big deal to have them adopt a resolution echoing the district court’s decision in Fitisemanu . I greatly appreciate the work of the Virgin Islands Bar Association to bring these territorial issues to the highest level,” External link

pnc Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare added : “The resolution is also important in recognizing that the issue of citizenship is separate and apart from issues of cultural preservation in American Samoa or other territories,” External link

pnc Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : "one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : "The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote," "These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections" External link

arkansasonline Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “regardless of where you’re born in the United States, whether American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, Washington D.C., or New York, the Constitution gives you the right to be recognized as citizens, that Congress can’t take away,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “That would create a split with the D.C. Circuit, which would almost certainly lead to Supreme Court review,” “And then we would finally have an answer to these questions that we’ve had for, in some territories, almost 120 years” External link

virginislandsdailynews Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “the broader implications of the case in terms of the Insular Cases are important to Virgin Islanders because the work that we’re doing at Equally American is really to expand equality, civil rights, voting rights in the territories. And this case is one important step toward that, much as the Brown vs Board of Education decision was an important step toward political equality and civil rights for African Americans,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “We’re looking to actually potentially file some new cases on behalf of Virgin Islanders, and specifically we’re looking for current residents of the Virgin Islands who used to live in California, Florida, or Hawaii,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “so we’re hoping to do that again, and looking for individuals to represent,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare added : "All he wants is to have his voice be heard, just like any other American would," External link

npr Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare explained : "And when he looked in terms of the jobs qualifications, it said, you must be a U.S. citizen. So he was not able to pursue those very attractive, well-paying jobs," External link

npr Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, December 13, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

fox10tv Friday, December 13, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

fox10tv Friday, December 13, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

foxcarolina Friday, December 13, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

foxcarolina Friday, December 13, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, December 13, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, December 13, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

gazette Friday, December 13, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

gazette Friday, December 13, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

washtimes Friday, December 13, 2019 6:50:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

washtimes Friday, December 13, 2019 6:50:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : "This is a big day for the Constitution and it's a big day of the American Samoan community that has been marginalized in Utah as a result of these congressional actions over the years," External link

upi Friday, December 13, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

hjnews Friday, December 13, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

hjnews Friday, December 13, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

good4utah Friday, December 13, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

good4utah Friday, December 13, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Friday, December 13, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Friday, December 13, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

therepublic Friday, December 13, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

therepublic Friday, December 13, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

good4utah Friday, December 13, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

good4utah Friday, December 13, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

tribtown Friday, December 13, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

tribtown Friday, December 13, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

sltrib Friday, December 13, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

sltrib Friday, December 13, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

seattlepi Friday, December 13, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

seattlepi Friday, December 13, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

wsoctv Friday, December 13, 2019 5:27:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

wsoctv Friday, December 13, 2019 5:27:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

timesdaily Friday, December 13, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

timesdaily Friday, December 13, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

wftv Friday, December 13, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

wftv Friday, December 13, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, December 13, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, December 13, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “one of the bedrock, foundational rights that our country was built on,” External link

fox13memphis Friday, December 13, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The takeaway from the ruling is that people born in American Samoa living in Utah are now U.S. citizens, and they have all the same rights as other Americans, including the right to vote,” “These individuals can now go and register to vote and participate in state, federal and local elections” External link

fox13memphis Friday, December 13, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “This was an important opportunity today for the Insular Cases to really come before the court for consideration by the justices,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “The people they served shoulder to shoulder with from other parts of the country voted by absentee ballots, but those in the unit from Guam weren’t able to do that,” “Most Americans don’t even realize that the U.S. has these territories and 4 million people live there who are completely disenfranchised” External link

mcclatchydc Thursday, February 9, 2017 3:48:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “We are excited to have our case selected by CrowdJustice, which will help bring national attention to the issue of voting rights in U.S. territories while also providing important resources to expand our advocacy,” External link

pidp Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:43:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : “We are excited to have our case selected by CrowdJustice, which will help bring national attention to the issue of voting rights in U.S. territories while also providing important resources to expand our advocacy,” External link

marianasvariety Tuesday, February 7, 2017 11:47:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare says : "The rights of the government shouldn't be based on where you live," "It should be guaranteed to all citizens" External link

dcist Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare says : "It's a great opportunity for residents of the District to show solidarity with residents of U.S. territories who are in a similar position," External link

dcist Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare says : "History has shown that courts are a great equalizer in terms of taking people whose voices have been marginalized, like residents of the territories and residents of the District," "When [these] residents look to Congress to bring about change, they're completely disenfranchised from that process" External link

dcist Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare contends : "the territories have a history of voting in a more bipartisan fashion," External link

dcist Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : "What was most disturbing about it was that the District Court actually relied on the controversial insular cases to rule for the first time ever that residents of US territories have no fundamental right to vote," "So that's something new that no court ever said, but we're hoping the 7th Circuit will set them straight on" External link

kuam Tuesday, February 7, 2017 6:16:00 PM EAT

Neil Weare said : “Failure to grant review would place at risk the citizenship status and constitutional rights of more than 4 million Americans who live in U.S. territories,” External link

pidp Friday, July 1, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare said : "Just as Plessy v. Ferguson served as an obstacle to African-Americans achieving civil rights," External link

pidp Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:12:00 AM EAT

Neil Weare added : "And the idea of all of this is to build pressure toward the presidential election in 2016, when residents of Guam will again be denied the right to vote for president," External link

pidp Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:12:00 AM EAT



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president76.00%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
attorney16.00%EN08/25/201625/08/2016
lawyer8.00%EN06/13/201613/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Neil WeareEN97.56%
Neil WeareSA2.44%


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