Judge: It's not race-based. Court favors Chamorro Land Trust Act

An African-American man and his Chamorro wife built a home on a piece of property leased by the Chamorro Land Trust Commission. The man was evicted from the property after the death of his Chamorro wife, the party to the lease. The commission said he was not eligible to continue the lease on the land.

A separate complaint was previously filed by Arnold Dave Davis, an Air Force veteran and longtime Guam resident, who was denied his application for the lease of CLTC land.

Under the Chamorro Land Trust Act, only persons identified as “native Chamorros” are eligible for these leases.