Maui attorney Lance Collins calls a ruling by the Hawaii Supreme Court last week a “watershed” ruling on the state’s open meeting or “sunshine” law, according to a story in today’s Star-Advertiser.
The case involved the handling of a development proposal for 670 acres at Wailea, Maui, by the Land Use Commission and the Maui County Council.
The court’s decision can be downloaded here.
The case has such a convoluted history that reading and digesting the opinion is a serious challenge, although that’s obviously the best place to start.
For more background on the case, and links to earlier court records, check out the Record on Appeal blog.
And to listen to the oral arguments before the Hawaii Supreme Court, held on February 21, 2013, click here.
I hope that we’ll have more analysis of the opinion and its impact in the days ahead.