BY ROBERT THOMAS – The Hawaii Supreme Court recently accepted cert in two cases worth watching. Our colleage Rebecca Copeland has summaried 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.