Honolulu Civil Beat Inc. v. Honolulu Civil Service Commission

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Electronically Filed Supreme Court SCPW-17-0000906 31-JAN-2018 01:19 PM SCPW-17-0000906 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAI#I _________________________________________________________________ HONOLULU CIVIL BEAT INC., Petitioner, vs. HONOLULU CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, Respondent. _________________________________________________________________ ORIGINAL PROCEEDING ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS (By: Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, McKenna, Pollack, and Wilson, JJ.) Upon consideration of petitioner Honolulu Civil Beat Inc.’s petition for writ of mandamus, filed on December 20, 2017, the documents attached thereto and submitted in support thereof, and the record, it appears that petitioner fails to demonstrate that it has a clear and indisputable right to the requested relief or lacks alternative means to seek relief. See Kema v. Gaddis, 91 Hawai#i 200, 204, 982 P.2d 334, 338 (1999) (a writ of mandamus is an extraordinary remedy that will not issue unless the petitioner demonstrates a clear and indisputable right to relief and a lack of alternative means to redress adequately the alleged wrong or obtain the requested action); see also HRS §§ 92-5 and 92-6(a)(6)(D). Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the petition for writ of mandamus is denied. DATED: Honolulu, Hawai#i, January 31, 2018. /s/ Mark E. Recktenwald /s/ Paula A. Nakayama /s/ Sabrina S. McKenna /s/ Richard W. Pollack /s/ Michael D. Wilson 2