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Hawaii Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Pohakuloa Training area case

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Video by Dennis Oda / doda@staradvertiser.com
The Hawaii Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Thursday, May 16, 2019, in a case in which the DLNR is accused of failing to ensure that the military does not trash the Pohakuloa Training area on the Big Island in violation of its lease with the state.
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Deputy Solicitor General Ewan C. Raynor makes oral arguments in front of the Hawaii Supreme Court on Thursday. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case in which the DLNR is accused of failing to ensure that the military does not trash the Pohakuloa Training area on the Big Island in violation of its lease with the state.
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Clarence “Ku” Chang, attorney Summer L.H. Sylva, attorney David Kimo Frankel and Maxine Kahaulelio are all smiles following oral arguments in front of the Hawaii Supreme Court. Kahaulelio and Chang are the plaintiffs who have brought the suit accusing the DLNR of breach of their constitutional duties, as trustees of the State’s ceded lands, to protect and maintain the public trust land, by failing to take “concrete steps to investigate, monitor or ensure compliance” with the lease of the Pohakuloa Training Area.
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Clarence “Ku” Chang, attorney Summer L.H. Sylva, attorney David Kimo Frankel and Maxine Kahaulelio are all smiles following oral arguments in front of the Hawaii Supreme Court. Kahaulelio and Chang are the plaintiffs who have brought the suit accusing the DLNR of breach of their constitutional duties, as trustees of the State’s ceded lands, to protect and maintain the public trust land, by failing to take “concrete steps to investigate, monitor or ensure compliance” with the lease of the Pohakuloa Training Area.
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Thirty Meter Telescope and Hawaiian activists hold ceremonies in front of the Supreme Court building and call on TMT partners and board members to divest themselves from the TMT. Maxine Kahaulelio says the Lord’s Prayer and later she and others who oppose the TMT enter the Supreme Court gallery as lawyers argue the case in which the DLNR is accused of failing to ensure that the military does not trash the Pohakuloa Training area on the Big Island in violation of its lease with the state.
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Kalani Asam stands in the Supreme Court building rotunda next to a portrait of King Kamehameha I. Thirty Meter Telescope and Hawaiian activists hold ceremonies in front of the Supreme Court building and call on TMT partners and board members to divest themselves from the TMT. Asam and others who oppose the TMT enter the Supreme Court gallery where lawyers argue the case in which the DLNR is accused of failing to ensure that the military does not trash the Pohakuloa Training area on the Big Island in violation of its lease with the state.