Man in the Panama Hat
On Thursday, July 4th, quirky but formidable attorney Earl A. Partington showed up at City Hall with a contingent of Stop Rail Now and Let Honolulu Vote folks to put city clerk Denise DeCosta (aka Denise Mahealani Cypher DeCosta) on notice that they weren't going to accept her ruling on keeping the Stop Rail Petition of the ballot.
Repeatedly calling DeCosta's decision "ridiculous", Partington announced that Stop Rail Now is still taking petition signatures (go to www.stoprailnow.com) right up to the deadline --- petitions will be delivered to City Hall on August 4th and if they aren't accepted, a lawsuit will be filed on August 5th. No nonsense Partington was handsomely decked out in a pink shirt, initial embroidered on his pocket, and an American flag tie. This is a Voter's rights issue, after all!