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Maui Lawyers Counter Bid to Nix Supreme Court Water Case

Oct. 11, 2019, 7:23 PM

A local feud over a settlement proposal for a major Clean Water Act case continues to play out on the Supreme Court’s docket.

In a letter dated Oct. 9 and submitted to the court the following day, Maui County lawyer Moana M. Lutey apologized for correspondence that another Maui official sent to the court.

Maui County Council Chairwoman Kelly T. King wrote to the court on Oct. 9 to urge the justices to dismiss or postpone arguments in a high-stakes water permitting case set for oral arguments in less than a month.

The council on Sept. 20...

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