Hawaii Court Anchors Ferry Over Lack Of Green Study

Law360, New York (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hawaii's top court on Monday dropped anchor on Hawaii Superferry Inc.'s interisland boating venture, ruling that a 2007 law designed solely to let the massive catamaran operate pending the outcome of an environmental impact study was unconstitutional.

The law in question, called Act 2, violates the due process rights of the Sierra Club and violates the separation of powers doctrine, the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii ruled Monday in a case that has gripped the Aloha State.

"Obviously we are hugely disappointed with the...
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