Two Hawaii Supreme Court Cases to Watch
by Robert Thomas, InverseCondemnation
The Hawaii Supreme Court recently accepted cert in two cases worth watching. Our colleague Rebecca Copeland has summarized both and posted the relevant documents over at Record on Appeal.
- Blake v. County of Kauai Planning Comm'n, No. SCWC-11-0000342. This case asks whether a lawsuit challenging the approval of a final subdivision is "ripe" even though there may be further agency action.
- Kanahele v. Maui County Council, No. SCWC-29649. It looks like the court will be wading into the nuances of Hawaii's "Sunshine Law," and what it means for public hearing notices.