Lawsuit Against Masks

October 28, 2020:

Levana Lomma, CEO and President of For Our Rights, filed a complaint in federal district court as an unrepresented litigant challenging the mask mandate in the State of Hawaii for being unconstitutional. This lawsuit was based on a cause of action involving discrimination against the plaintiff for refusing to wear a mask in a public accomodation. This discrimination was based upon the plaintiff’s religious belief that masking is a cult ritual in violation of her own belief system and that no private or government entity has the authority to deny her the right to choose not to wear the symbol of allegience to the Cult of Covid because it violates her First Amendment Rights to freedom of religious expression.


January 15, 2021:

Defendant Mayor Derek Kawakami filed a Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs First Amended Complaint.

February 16, 2021:

Defendants Connors and Ige filed a Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint.

APRIL 2, 2021:

Levana Lomma filed a Memorandum in Opposition to the State Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss along with Exhibits 1-6.

May 17, 2021:

Judge Jill A. Otake submitted her Order dismissing in part and staying in part the Federal Mask Lawsuit pending the outcome of the State Appeal. Due to the fact that Levana Lomma was a plaintiff in the state case pending appeal in the Intermediate Court of Appeals, arguments were heard as to whether or not a stay would be approriate. The reasoning being that a win in the state case would vacate the need for the federal question to be heard. As of April 11, 2023 this case remains adminstartively closed and under the status of a stay, despite a request by the plaintiff to recommence.