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Supeme Court Oral Argument on August 27

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 in Press Releases

Media Advisory

August 25, 2015

On August 27, 2015 the Hawaii Supreme Court will be hearing oral argument in the case of MAUNA KEA ANAINA HOU, CLARENCE KUKAUAKAHI CHING, FLORES-CASE `OHANA, DEBORAH J. WARD, PAUL K. NEVES, and KAHEA: THE HAWAIIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE, a domestic nonprofit corporation, Petitioners/Appellants Appellants, vs. BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF HAWAI`I, DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF HAWAI`I, SUZANNE CASE, in her official capacity as Chair of the Board of Land and Natural Resources and Director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, and UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I AT HILO, Respondents/Appellees Appellees.

The oral argument will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. at the Hawaii State Supreme Court courtroom, which is on the second floor of Aliiolani Hale at 417 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813. The doors will open to the courtroom when Aliiolani Hale opens for business at 7:45 a.m. 

The public entrance to Aliiolani Hale is off of King Street, and each person who enters will be required to go through the routine security screening checkpoint. 

Seating in the courtroom is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Following oral arguments, audio recordings are also made available on the Hawaii State Judiciary’s website on the audio archives page.

When a decision in the case is rendered, it will be posted on the Opinions and Orders page on the Hawaii State Judiciary website.  All opinions and orders are also shared on the Judiciary’s twitter page. Please follow us on twitter at

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