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Friday, March 17, 2017
Chief Justice Appoints Three Oahu District Court Judges
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 2981 Views :: Judiciary

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has appointed Brian A. Costa, Darolyn H. Lendio Heim, and Trish K. Morikawa to the District Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu) ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Break up 9th Circuit Court? Judicial Conference asks for 5 More Judgeships
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 2997 Views :: Judiciary

...The 26-member Judicial Conference is the policy-making body for the federal court system....

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Saturday, March 11, 2017
Applicants Sought to Serve on Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 2843 Views :: Judiciary

The application deadline is April 14, 2017....

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 3364 Views :: Judiciary

...judicial nominees for three vacancies in the District Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu) as a result of the retirement of Judges Gerald H. Kibe, David W. Lo, and Barbara P. Richardson....

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Saturday, February 11, 2017
Justice Ginsburg at UH Law School: “We have a Dysfunctional Congress”
By Video @ 12:32 AM :: 3134 Views :: Judiciary

...Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared her perspective on the law, the courts and congress in February at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Ige Appoints Campaign Manager Circuit Court Judge
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 3823 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Keith K. Hiraoka (Former Ige Campaign Chair), Catherine H. Remigio, and Todd W. Eddins appointed to First Circuit Court (Oahu)....

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Congress Considers Bill to Break up 9th Circuit Court
By Selected News Articles @ 7:56 PM :: 3445 Views :: Judiciary

The newly created 12th Circuit would include Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Washington state....

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Friday, February 03, 2017
Choke or Head Fake? Ige Doesn’t Appoint Campaign Chair to ICA
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 3989 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of First Circuit chief judge Derrick H.M. Chan to the Intermediate Court of Appeals....

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Monday, January 30, 2017
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Court of the Third Circuit
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 3791 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... nomination deadline is Monday, March 13, 2017 -- application deadline is Thursday, April 27, 2017 ....

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Sunday, January 29, 2017
Ige Campaign Manager Shows up on Fourth Judicial Nomination List
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 3584 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Ige’s office did not immediately respond to questions about whether the governor would also enlist Duffy in deliberations over the Circuit Court appointments….

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Friday, January 27, 2017
Third Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsels
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 2611 Views :: Judiciary

... Independent Grand Jury Counsels (Hilo and Kona) ....

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Friday, January 27, 2017
Homeless Community Outreach Court is Now Open
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 4391 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Four homeless individuals who collectively had more than 50 pending citations and/or warrants appeared before The Honorable Clarence A. Pacarro.....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Full Text: 2017 State of the Judiciary Address
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 3022 Views :: Judiciary

...courts are helping to address the underlying problems that affect our community through programs like the Veterans Treatment Court, Mental Health Court, Drug Court, HOPE Probation, and the Steps to Avoid Eviction program....

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Circuit Court Criminal and Family Court Criminal Cases Now Available Online
By News Release @ 2:48 PM :: 2599 Views :: Judiciary

The Hawaii State Judiciary now has more court documents available for online viewing....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Help Wanted: Deputy Solicitor General State of Hawaii
By Robert Thomas @ 10:48 AM :: 3495 Views :: Judiciary

The State of Hawaii Attorney General is looking for a Deputy Solicitor General....

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Monday, January 16, 2017
Oahu Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates 22 Successful Graduates
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 4153 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Military

Twenty-two veterans have now successfully completed the First Circuit program since it was initiated by Judge Edward Kubo in 2013....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Ige Campaign Manager Shows up on Two More Judicial Nomination Lists
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 3640 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Just in case Ige chickens out on the ICA nomination ....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
Clyde Wadsworth Named Hawaii Solicitor General
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 2735 Views :: Judiciary

Previously, Wadsworth was of counsel to Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing in Honolulu....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
Applicants Wanted for State Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 3290 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Hawai`i State Ethics Commission. The council is also seeking nominees to fill vacancies on the Campaign Spending Commission....

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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Intermediate Court of Appeals: JSC Nominates Ige Campaign Chair and some other people
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 4030 Views :: Judiciary

Why should Ige Campaign Chair Keith Hiraoka be bothered with District Court when he can go straight to ICA?....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court sponsors civic education events in honor of Constitution Day 2016
By News Release @ 3:05 AM :: 2867 Views :: Judiciary

Groups of students have been visiting the Hawaii State Judiciary’s King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center this week to learn about the U.S. Constitution....

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Saturday, September 03, 2016
Chief Justice Appoints Judges for Kauai, Hawaii Districts
By News Release @ 12:17 PM :: 2993 Views :: Judiciary

Michael K. Soong - Kauai -- Dakota K.M. Frenz - Hawaii

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Friday, September 02, 2016
Applicants Sought for Board of Bar Examiners
By News Release @ 11:17 AM :: 2513 Views :: Judiciary

Interested attorneys should submit a letter of interest along with a resume....

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Sunday, August 14, 2016
Judiciary Hosts Hawaii’s First Veterans Treatment Court Conference
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 3647 Views :: Judiciary, Military

...for professionals who work with veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, and substance use disorders....

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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 2402 Views :: Judiciary

...for two vacancies – one in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit (island of Kauai) upon the retirement of Judge Trudy K.T. Senda in December, and one in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit (island of Hawaii) as a result of the retirement of Judge Lloyd X. Van De Car....

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Full Text: Attorney General Sues Bounty Hunter Duane Dog Chapman
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 3686 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Other bail bond companies are also being reviewed....

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Monday, July 11, 2016
AG Seeks Deputy Solicitors General
By Robert Thomas @ 7:43 PM :: 3177 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Judiciary
Come on, live the dream!
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Friday, July 01, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court Clarifies Appeals Clock
By Robert Thomas @ 4:47 PM :: 3639 Views :: Higher Education, Judiciary

...the Hawaii Supreme Court clarified a point of appellate procedure that has been unnecessarily vague -- and therefore dangerous -- for a while....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Hawaii Federalist Society: Supreme Court Term in Review
By Robert Thomas @ 12:58 AM :: 2648 Views :: Judiciary

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:30am

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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Hawaii Access to Justice Conference 2016
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 2576 Views :: Judiciary

...held on June 24, 2016, at the William S. Richardson School of Law....

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Friday, June 24, 2016
Privatization: 20 Years of UPW Garbage in Hawaii’s Courts
By Selected News Articles @ 10:02 PM :: 5136 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Judiciary, Labor

20 years ago, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that an agreement between the County of Hawaii and a private contractor for the operation of a county landfill violated civil service laws....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Judiciary Expands ‘Steps to Avoid Eviction’ Program
By News Release @ 2:03 AM :: 3350 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary

Tenants and landlords are being pointed to resources designed to prevent disputes from escalating to eviction....

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Thursday, June 02, 2016
New Judges Appointed for Oahu, Big Island
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 2886 Views :: Judiciary

James S. Kawashima--District Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu) 

M. Kanani Laubach--District Family Court of Third Circuit (Island of Hawaii)

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Big Island Council Candidate’s Eligibility
By Robert Thomas @ 11:42 PM :: 3774 Views :: Judiciary, Office of Elections

If there's one thing that makes lawyers sit bolt upright in a sweat at 3 am, it's the prospect of missing a jurisdictional deadline....

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules on Big Cabbage Case
By Robert Thomas @ 11:20 PM :: 5994 Views :: Agriculture, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Police

...the unanimous Hawaii Supreme Court threw out the conviction of the farmer, tagged by Officer Fuiava of Five-O for transporting a load of cabbage uncovered....

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Monday, May 16, 2016
Hawaii Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates 15 Successful Graduates
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 3310 Views :: Judiciary, Military

Fifteen veterans have now successfully completed the First Circuit program since it was initiated by Judge Edward Kubo in 2013....

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Telescope to Avoid "Death By A Thousand Days?"
By Robert Thomas @ 3:42 PM :: 5402 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, Judiciary, OHA

"Why not just send it straight to the justices, if they are going to decide it eventually?”

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Act 48: Enviro Disputes Go Directly to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 4399 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, Judiciary, OHA

...contested case hearings before the commissions on Water Resource Management, Land Use, Public Utilities, the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority and cases involving conservation districts, to be directly appealed to the Hawai‘i Supreme Court....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Hawaii Ranks Third in Nationwide Access to Justice Study
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 3020 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Judiciary

The Justice Index 2016 Findings, just released by the National Center for Access to Justice, ranks Hawaii among the top three states....

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 2564 Views :: Judiciary

... two vacancies – one in the District Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu) and one in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit (Island of Hawaii) ....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Federal Grant Backs New Honolulu Homeless Court
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 3488 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary

Defendants who agree to plea deals will be offered alternative sentences such as community service or enrollment in court-ordered treatment....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Chief Justice Appoints Darien W.L. Ching Nagata as Hawaii Island District Court Judge
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 2418 Views :: Judiciary

If confirmed by the State Senate, Nagata will serve a term of six years....

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Saturday, April 02, 2016
Dubanoski Appointed to Judicial Selection Commission
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 2493 Views :: Judiciary

Chief Justice Recktenwald appointed Dr. Dubanoski to the Commission, replacing Dr. Phyllis C. Horner, for the remainder of her term, effective April 2, 2016 and expiring on April 1, 2019....

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Saturday, March 19, 2016
Hawaii State Judiciary “Connect-A-Vet” resource fair
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 3217 Views :: Judiciary, Military

The Veterans Treatment Court of the First Circuit teamed up with community service providers....

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Friday, February 26, 2016
If judges act like politicians, shouldn't they be treated like politicians?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:26 AM :: 2924 Views :: Judiciary
Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski "wisely admonished his fellow judges that 'When we act act like politicians, we will be treated like politicians.'"
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Applicants Sought for Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 2794 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Applications due March 18, 2016 ....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
It’s the Judges, Stupid
By Andrew Walden @ 8:53 PM :: 6952 Views :: Greenmail, Judiciary, OHA

Telescope, HC&S, Superferry:  Going, going, gone.  Are protesters to blame?  Think again.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
What Scalia Taught Us
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:20 PM :: 3239 Views :: Judiciary

...9 Zingers From the Sharp Mind of Justice Scalia....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Oahu Girls Court Celebrates Strength Through Adversity
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 2461 Views :: Judiciary

The Oahu Girls Court celebrated the 13th class who successfully completed the Girls Court program at a special ceremony held on Thursday, February 11....

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Friday, February 05, 2016
Western States try again at Freeing Themselves from 9th Circuit Court
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 AM :: 2669 Views :: Judiciary

...Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R) introduced legislation that would split up the 9th Circuit and add a new 12th Circuit....

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