10/20/2016 Kamahana: Contested Case Hearing #1

The struggle continues….

Sacred Mauna Kea

Kamahana Kealoha makes evident the non-user friendly system. According to the intent of the statutes that define Contested Case hearings in Hawaii one is not supposed to need a lawyer to navigate the system. No resources and no assistance is given to any of the “pro se” parties representing themselves. Non-profit law firms for Native Hawaiian parties needing representation and non-profit environmental law firms both, according to law, are unable to offer their services because of these stipulations leaving the pro se parties at the mercy of a 1.4 billion dollar corporate development and its law team exceeding 12 lawyers or more lawyers.

Nevertheless Kamahana attempts to make his objections known and his inability to support motions made by other parties. The Hearing Officers advice is to “wait and see” after informing Kamahana that she is going in a certain order and that when his “turn” comes up he may…

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