The six original petitioners in the Thirty Meter Telescope contested case will represent themselves in hearings that start next week after their attorney withdrew as counsel, citing scheduling conflicts.
Source: Wurdeman withdraws from TMT case; 6 original patitioners will represent themselves | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/wurdeman-withdraws-tmt-case-6-original-petitioners-will-represent-themselves).
Accessed on 12 October 2016, 15:20 hrs, UTC.
Reporter: Tom Callis.
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The attorney representing six petitioners in the second TMT contested case hearing has withdrawn from the case, citing his caseload and “scheduling conflicts.” Wurdeman said he wouldn’t be able to participate in Monday’s status conference or the evidentiary hearings that will begin on Tuesday, 18 October 2016.
Kealoha Pisciotta, one of the contested case hearings petitioners, told reporter Tom Callis that she’s “disappointed hearings officer Amano did not change the schedule at his request”, adding she thinks “the timeline is getting too compressed.”
Before he left the TMT case, Wurdeman filed a motion asking that retired judge Riki May Amano be replaced as hearings officer.
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