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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Congress Considers Adding Judges in 9th Circuit
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 506 Views :: Judiciary

“...The Ninth Circuit… decides over 11,000 appeals each year....”

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Get eReminders for State Court Hearings 
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 463 Views :: Judiciary

... an enhanced service providing text and email notifications for upcoming court hearings or event dates ....

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Saturday, February 13, 2021
Lawsuit: Vendor Skimming Hawaii Child Support Payments
By Selected News Articles @ 2:00 PM :: 1213 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

"... those payments came with a 3.5% convenience fee — higher than any other vendor taking electronic payments ...."

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Friday, February 12, 2021
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees for Hawaii County
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 585 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... judicial nominees for a position in the District Family Court in the Third Circuit, island of Hawaii ....

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Senate Judiciary Committee Backs Maui Judicial Appointees
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 1642 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today appointed two individuals to fill judicial positions in the District and District Family Courts of the Second Circuit....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Full Text: State of the Judiciary Speech
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 652 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

... domestic violence and sexual exploitation – have likely intensified ....

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Friday, January 22, 2021
Supreme Court Suspends Katherine Kealoha's Boyfriend's Lawyer
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1556 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... but he can get back to being a shyster in 5 years ....

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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Hawaii Judiciary to Host 'Black Lives Matter' Seminar
By News Release @ 2:03 AM :: 944 Views :: Judiciary

... Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 from noon to 1:15 p.m. ....

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Monday, January 11, 2021
Supreme Court to hear Guam, Alaska Cases
By Court House News @ 12:11 PM :: 967 Views :: Environment, Judiciary, COVID-19

... The U.S. Supreme Court granted 14 cases Friday night, adding an additional 12 hours of argument to its calendar ....

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
JSC Still Seeking Applicants for ICA Judge, 3rd Circuit Judges
By News Release @ 1:34 PM :: 762 Views :: Judiciary

... and a Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Dyan M. Medeiros ....

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Saturday, December 19, 2020
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the Second Circuit
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 601 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations....

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Friday, December 18, 2020
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees 
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 674 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... comment on judicial nominees for positions in the District Court and District Family Court in the Second Circuit, island of Maui ....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Kealoha Lawyer Disbarred in California, Suspended in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 1455 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... 2019: Who Is Earle Partington And What’s He Doing In The Kealoha Case? ....

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Friday, December 11, 2020
Hawaii Supreme Court And Ineffective Assistance Of Appellate Counsel
By Robert Thomas @ 5:51 PM :: 700 Views :: Judiciary

... The trial court concluded that indeed, appellate counsel had been ineffective, but also declined to enter any relief because a trial court obviously cannot order the Supreme Court to reconsider ....

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Saturday, November 28, 2020
JSC: Two Judicial Openings on First Circuit, One Retention Petition
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 687 Views :: Judiciary

... Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancies – Two (2) Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit ....

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Friday, November 13, 2020
Senate Special Session to Consider Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 837 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

...The process will begin with a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Monday, November 16 2020, at 1:00 p.m....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Big Island Courthouse Closed due to 'Lack of Staff'
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 877 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...The South Kohala District Court courtroom will be temporarily closing beginning December 1....

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Friday, October 23, 2020
Ige Names Todd Eddins Supreme Court Justice
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1954 Views :: Judiciary

...The seat had been vacant since Associate Justice Richard W. Pollack retired in June 2020....

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Friday, October 23, 2020
Chief Justice Appoints Stephanie Char Fifth Circuit District Family Court
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 1619 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary

... Char has been with the Office of the Public Defender since 2003 and was named Supervising Deputy Public Defender in the Kauai office in 2017 ....

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Sunday, October 18, 2020
JSC Seeks Nominees for First, Third Circuit
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 678 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancies ....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Mazie Hirono asks Amy Coney Barrett if she has ever sexually assaulted someone
By Video @ 1:36 AM :: 3006 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...VIDEO: Mazie Hirono at work representing you in the Senate....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Senate Special Session approves judicial appointments
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 1597 Views :: Judiciary

...Judiciary Committee hearing on the appointments scheduled for October 1 will feature live remote public testimony....

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Saturday, October 3, 2020
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancies on Oahu and Big Island
By News Release @ 6:00 AM :: 1232 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following ....

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
‘Ragged clothing and a staged homeless look’–Foreclosure for Fun and Profit with Gary V Dubin
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 AM :: 2236 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

“(My) law firm … pioneered foreclosure defense in Hawaii….” -- Gary V Dubin

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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Files for Divorce -- Tries to Keep Case Records Secret
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 PM :: 4390 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Drugs

...Plaintiff is a prominent City Council member. Her husband is a political consultant. Therefore, her position on the City Council would pique the interest of this news organization. However, her personal life should not be the subject matter of the news media....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Chief Justice Recktenwald Retained for Another 10 Years
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 866 Views :: Judiciary

...Associate Justice Paula A. Nakayama administered the oath of office remotely on Friday, September 11, 2020....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Seeking Applicants for Oahu Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 771 Views :: Judiciary

...To be considered for a one-year appointment, please submit a letter indicating your interest and a resume by December 4, 2020....

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Sunday, September 13, 2020
Chief Justice Appoints District and District Family Court Judges--Justice McKenna Seeks Retention
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 1154 Views :: Judiciary

...news from Hawaii Judiciary....

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
Ige Appoints Judge Karen Nakasone to ICA
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 1256 Views :: Judiciary

...Judge Nakasone has served on the First Circuit Court since 2011. Previously, she was a deputy public defender....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Dubin Disbarred--Its 'Foreclosure Hour' for Associate of John Waihee and Keanu Sai
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 3387 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, OHA

... with mortgage scams on the decline, sovereignty activists appear to be shifting to phony Hawaiian Kingdom bond sales as a means to pay for lavish trips to NYC, Geneva, and The Hague ....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Soft on Crime Lawyers Explain How they Tricked Judiciary into Releasing Hundreds of Criminals
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 1488 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

...now they claim COVID outbreak makes case for even more criminals on our streets.  Will you be fooled too?  Read their report and find out....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Ige Seeks Public Comment on Nominees to Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 968 Views :: Judiciary

...The position has been vacant since the retirement of Associate Judge Alexa D.M. Fujise in April 2020....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 1170 Views :: Judiciary

...seeking public comment on judicial nominees for vacancies in the District Court and District Family Court of the First Circuit (Oahu)....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hawaii AG: For The Hearing At Which I Will Argue That Indoor In-Person Gatherings Are Dangerous, Let's Gather Indoors In-Person!
By Robert Thomas @ 5:15 PM :: 1366 Views :: Judiciary, Tourism, COVID-19

...the court scheduled a hearing for Thursday, July 2, 2020....

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Saturday, June 13, 2020
Oahu District Courts Reopen
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1113 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

“...Access to the courthouse is limited to those with official court business to ensure social distancing and protect the health and safety of our court users and staff....”

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Saturday, June 6, 2020
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge of the Third Circuit
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 1054 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations ....

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Monday, June 1, 2020
Applicants Sought for Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 1004 Views :: Judiciary

... The Hawaii Supreme Court is seeking both attorney and non-attorney applicants to fill six positions on the Disciplinary Board ....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
​Peter K. Kubota Sworn In as New Circuit Court Judge of the Third Circuit
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 1248 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...For the first time in state history, a judicial swearing-in ceremony was conducted by videoconference and broadcast live on the Judiciary’s YouTube channel....

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Friday, May 15, 2020
COVID Excuse: Violent Sex Offenders to be Released from Hawaii Prisons
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:09 AM :: 1577 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

"...We've arrested people for sitting on our beaches, and today we learned that violent prisoners will be let loose in our communities...."

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Petitioner Needs Counsel For Supreme Court Oral Arguments In Due Process Case
By Robert Thomas @ 9:59 AM :: 1269 Views :: Family, Judiciary

...Should the parties be accepted to the Appellate Pro Bono Program, plaintiff may renew his motion for retention of oral argument....

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Monday, May 4, 2020
Supreme Livestream: Maui Water Rights Case
By Robert Thomas @ 10:09 PM :: 1491 Views :: Maui County, Greenmail, Judiciary, OHA

...Hawaii Supreme Court Livestream Oral Argument In Water Rights, Admin Law Case (Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 10am HT)....

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Saturday, April 18, 2020
Judiciary Postpones Trials Until End of May
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 1101 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

...postponed to a date after May 29, 2020 or the termination of Gov. David Ige’s state of emergency, whichever is sooner....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Senate Confirms Judicial Nominee Without Meeting
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 1054 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

...Peter K. Kubota confirmed as Third Circuit Judge after Senate review.  Modified confirmation procedure used due to COVID-19 closures....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Recktenwald: Are the courts still open?
By Video @ 5:55 PM :: 1228 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

...Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald of the Hawaii Supreme Court will help us understand how the Coronavirus is affecting our Judiciary....

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Thursday, April 2, 2020
Supreme Court Orders Plan for Mass Release of Criminals Next Week
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 1370 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

...An initial summary report from the Special Master is due by April 9, 2020....

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Thursday, April 2, 2020
No More Extensions for Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 8:29 PM :: 867 Views :: Judiciary

...April 6 is the deadline....

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Monday, March 30, 2020
Time For A "Coronavirus Disputes Court?"
By Robert Thomas @ 3:46 AM :: 1234 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

...given the magnitude of the potential claims arising out the present situation, one way to bring the takings, commandeering, landlord-tenant, insurance, and other closely-related issues to a quick(er) resolution....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
40% of Hawaii Supreme Court up for Grabs
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 1743 Views :: Judiciary

...the JSC is extending the application period for one Supreme Court vacancy and is now considering a retention petition for Chief Justice Recktenwald.... 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Katherine Kealoha Surrenders Law License
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 1312 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...the Rules of the Supreme Court of Hawaiʻi provides that a “[r]esignation in lieu of discipline is a disbarment for all purposes under these rules, including reinstatement.” RSCH Rule 2.14(d)....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
Judiciary Limits In-Person Appearances
By News Release @ 2:48 PM :: 1361 Views :: Health Care, Judiciary

...beginning Monday, March 16, it will restrict access to anyone who ... has traveled outside Hawaii in the past 14 days.... Such individuals will not be allowed to enter courthouses and other Judiciary facilities....

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