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Court reforms must start small


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 06, 2014

~~<p>Lawmakers are on the right general track with a proposal to bring greater consistency to the handling of environmental disputes. But while a full-scale environmental court may prove to be the final solution, creating one now is not the way to start the process.</p>
<p>Senate Bill 632 has passed the Senate and is in the House for consideration. The current draft would establish environmental courts within each circuit, leaving the details of structure and administrative rules to the state Supreme Court and the chief justice.</p>
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Lawmakers are on the right general track with a proposal to bring greater consistency to the handling of environmental disputes. But while a full-scale environmental court may prove to be the final solution, creating one now is not the way to start the process.

Senate Bill 632 has passed the Senate and is in the House for consideration. The current draft would establish environmental courts within each circuit, leaving the details of structure and administrative rules to the state Supreme Court and the chief justice. Login for more...



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