I: The Environmental Court and Judge Joseph Cardoza If you’ve lived on Maui for more than a year, you’ve most likely not only heard the arguments pro and con on cane burning by Hawaii Commercial & Sugar (HC&S), but have also formed your own opinion. No longer just tinder to ignite public debates over Maui’s environment and land use, the controversial cultivation … [Read more...] about We look at the legal firestorm that is Maui Environmental Court’s new cane burning lawsuit
Michael D. Wilson
A person may drive past the beach and encounter a truly awful odor–aerosol sunscreen. This writer has been angry at the inventor of the product for a long time and now there may be a way to end it. For the air, the reefs and Hawaii, there’s a little hope. On July 1, Hawaii will officially have an Environmental Court, the second in the United States after Vermont founded the … [Read more...] about All Hail Hawaii’s New Environmental Court!
Liberal Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Simeon Acoba is leaving the bench next month because he hit the state's mandatory retirement age of 70, so Gov. Neil Abercrombie told everyone today that he wants liberal Judge Michael D. Wilson to take Acoba's spot. “Both on and off the bench, Judge Wilson is a well-respected leader,” Abercrombie said in a Feb. 18 press release. … [Read more...] about Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie Nominates Michael D. Wilson To Supreme Court