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August 15, 2019

Access to Hawaiian Immersion Education is now a Constitutionally Protected Right

In a decision Tuesday authored by Justice Richard Pollack, three justices ruled that access to Hawaiian Immersion Education is a constitutionally protected right.
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July 30, 2019

Governor Ige Rescinds Emergency Proclamation at Maunakea

Governor Ige has rescinded his emergency proclamation at Maunakea. DLNR has also granted a two-year extension for the initiation of construction of the TMT to Sept. 26, 2021.
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January 30, 2019

Special Election for Honolulu City Council

A special election will be held for the District IV seat on the Honolulu City Council, representing Hawai‘i Kai to Waikīkī and Ala Moana Beach Park.
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October 31, 2018

Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Rules in Favor of TMT

OHA will move forward with a lawsuit alleging the state and UH have neglected legal duties to adequately manage the mountain and have prioritized astronomical development at the expense of properly caring for Maunakea's natural and cultural resources.
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October 05, 2018

Supreme Court Hearing Set on Investment Property Surcharge Amendment

The Supreme Court of Hawai’i has accepted a petition from all four counties to hear their arguments against a constitutional amendment which proposes to allow the state to impose a "surcharge" upon “investment property.”
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June 26, 2018

Supreme Court Upholds President’s Travel Ban

The United States Supreme Court today ruled 5 to 4 to uphold a third version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban in Trump v. Hawai‘i.
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November 27, 2017

Beach User Hui Sues DLNR over Kā‘anapali Tour Boat Operators

A lawsuit has been filed against the state Department of Land and Natural Resources over the current permitting system for tour boat operators off of Kāʻanapali Beach.
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October 30, 2017

Hawai‘i Joins Case: Colorado Bakery Refused to Sell Wedding Cake to Gay Couple

The brief was filed in support of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the same-sex couple to whom Masterpiece Cakeshop refused to sell a wedding cake.
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June 28, 2017

Hawai‘i Supreme Court Associate Justice Earns International Recognition

Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Associate Justice Sabrina McKenna was recently honored for her major contributions to the legal profession, excelling as a leader, and...
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May 15, 2017

9th Circuit Court Hears Arguments in Hawai‘i v Trump

There is no set timeline for when the panel may issue a ruling. The injunction against the travel ban remains in place until the Ninth Circuit rules.
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December 24, 2015

Naʻi Aupuni Releases List of 151 Participants in February ʻAha

The Naʻi Aupuni organization announced the names of 151 individuals who will take part in an upcoming Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention or ‘aha, to discuss issues surrounding self-governance.
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December 23, 2015

New Motion Challenges Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention

The civil contempt motion was filed by a grassroots group that claims the move to hold the convention or ʻAha, evades a court injunction already in place.
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November 18, 2015

VIDEO: Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Issues Order on TMT

The state Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an order that effectively halts construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea while the court’s final decision on an appeal is under review.
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January 22, 2009


Governor Linda Lingle today released a list of judicial nominees that was provided to her by the Judicial Selection Commission to fill a vacancy on the Hawai`i State Supreme Court created by the retirement of Associate Justice Steven Levinson. The Governor is making the list available to the public to encourage public comment on the... Read more »
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