Environmental Lawyers Off Target With Criticism Of Callies

Editor's Note: This commentary by law professor David Callies is in response to a Jan. 28 Community Voice by environmental attorneys Robert Harris and Isaac Moriwake, "Hawaii Court Upholds Public Responsibility In Environmental Cases."

Sigh! There they go again, vilifying and attacking the messenger rather than sticking to the issues. In response:

I have never ever suggested that the Hawaii Supreme Court is corrupt, as Harris and Moriwake clearly imply. Previously biased, yes. Consistently ruling in favor of the Sierra Club, Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation and Earth Justice and similar NGO interest groups and against property owners and government nearly 90 percent of the time speaks for itself.

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