Hugh-isms — Fireworks Tomorrow

By Hugh Clark

Visiting Federal Judge Wallace Tashima arrives Monday to take up Hawaii’s Furlough Fridays and deal with the growing dispute among attorneys, particularly state AG Bennett and his adversary Eric Seitz.

Seitz has accused Bennett of unethical behavior for the alleged interference with his clients – parents of special needs kids. Bennett has answered with his boiler plate that the allegations are “without merit.” The world seems without merit in his realm.No progress was made in Honolulu Federal Jude David Ezra’s attempt to negotiate a settlement between the parent plaintiffs and the state.

So, now the visiting judge must rule on a injunction against the state. Don’t bet your household on Bennett and Lyndy prevailing but a further hearing also could result.

(40-year newspaper veteran Hugh Clark is a fellow Big Island Press Club member, friend and mentor to the Big Island Chronicle.)

3 replies
  1. Go Lakers
    Go Lakers says:

    Tashima needs to do all the DOE na keiki and future DOE na keiki a favor by just reforming public school eucation in Hawaii. It’s too bad Ezra can’t do it because he is familiar in how bogged down the Hawaii system is and I hope Tashima is enough of a “quick study” to figure it out and fix it.

  2. Brian Jordan
    Brian Jordan says:

    1/3 of the school want to ignore the DOE. The number is higher but the teachers are so Kow Towed becasue they need to eat. The HGEA and the Legislature are pathetic.

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