Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope Suffers New Legal Setback - NBC News

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"Judge Nakamura's decision follows the Supreme Court's clear message to government agencies that they cannot act as 'a passive actor or a neutral umpire' when it comes to decisions that implicate the constitutional rights of Native Hawaiians to exercise traditional and customary practices," David Kauila Kopper of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, which is representing Flores, said in a statement. "They must take affirmative steps to ensure a process that safeguards Native Hawaiian rights and effectuates the values of the public trust."
Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope Suffers New Legal Setback - NBC News

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