In a lawsuit by Mauna Kea Hui, it alleges that the state has violated due process and failed to properly issue a permit for construction of the $1.4 billion Thirty-Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.

The State Supreme Court rules the TMT permit as invalid and issued improperly, also stating that the BLNR “denied the appellants their due process right to be heard” when it voted on the permit before the contested case hearing was held”.  Construction will remain on an indefinite hold. 

Work has been stalled on the Thirty-Meter-Telescope project, while the State Supreme Court issued the temporary halt. People have been gathering on the mountain since April blocking access to the construction site to TMT workers.