Motion to Take Down Flag Fails to Obtain Votes to Pass
Court says motion involves an “important matter” and super majority is required to pass
A bylaw “addendum” of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in San Francisco contains an unusual set of voting requirements that has required nearly six years of litigation to interpret. A Court of Appeal in California has affirmed a trial court decision that a motion to prohibit display of the Republic of China flag at Association meetings failed to pass despite having received a majority of the votes cast at an Association meeting. The Association was formed in the mid-1850s by Chinese immigrants coming to the United States during the California gold rush and was incorporated in 1901. Over the years it became recognized by Chinese immigrants as a leader in the fight against laws...
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