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Hawaii Supreme Court to Hold Oral Argument Remotely

Posted on Apr 24, 2020 in News & Reports, Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Supreme Court announced today it will use video conferencing to conduct its May 5 oral argument. This is the first time a Hawaii Supreme Court oral argument will be held via video conference, with the five justices and the parties’ attorneys participating from separate locations. The public will be able to view the proceedings live via the Judiciary’s YouTube channel.

“During these unprecedented times, conducting oral arguments remotely helps to protect everyone’s health and safety, and live streaming provides the public with access to observe the proceeding while current courtroom restrictions are in place,” said Chief Justice Mark E Recktenwald.

The case being heard is Carmichael,et al. vs. Board of Land and Natural Resources, et al, and will begin at 10 a.m.

Until the COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, future oral arguments are expected to be held in this manner.

To access the oral argument on May 5, go to

For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at

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