Gov. Bradley’s Bill of Rights
On 4 December 1930, US Naval Governor Willis W. Bradley created a Bill of Rights for the CHamoru people modeled after the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution. It included the right of writ of habeas corpus and the ability to vote in local elections regardless of race or sex. It never went into effect. However, when Guam’s legal codes were revised in 1933 many of the provisions were incorporated into them. The rights, though, could be wiped out by whomever was governor of Guam at the time.