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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 :: 547 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 :: 244 Views :: Judiciary

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

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Friday, September 18, 2020
Senate to hold special session on Intermediate Court of Appeals and other judicial appointments
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 393 Views :: Judiciary

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

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Seeking Applicants for Oahu Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 356 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 :: 706 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 :: 714 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 :: 2249 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 :: 995 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 :: 618 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 :: 752 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 :: 903 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 :: 722 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 :: 764 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 :: 742 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 :: 869 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 :: 1060 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 :: 882 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 :: 919 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 :: 729 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 :: 765 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 :: 872 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 :: 1066 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 :: 593 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 :: 849 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 :: 1440 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 :: 972 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 :: 963 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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Saturday, March 14, 2020
Ige Appoints Peter Kubota Judge 3rd Circuit, Hilo
By News Release @ 3:56 AM :: 737 Views :: Judiciary

...Kubota’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation....

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Saturday, March 7, 2020
ICA Vacancy: JSC Extends Deadline for Applicants
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 786 Views :: Judiciary

...Associate Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawaii....

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Third Circuit (Hawaii island) Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 12:48 AM :: 1204 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...The Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii island) is seeking applications for independent grand jury counsel for Hilo and Kona....

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Monday, February 17, 2020
JSC to Nominate State Supreme Court Justice
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 1105 Views :: Judiciary

...The new member would replace Associate Justice Richard Pollack, who will be required to step down when he reaches age 70 in July 2020....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Ige to Select Nominee for 3rd Circuit Court Hilo
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 940 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...The position has been vacant since the retirement of Circuit Judge Greg K. Nakamura in November 2019....

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Two Judicial Vacancies on Oahu
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 998 Views :: Judiciary

...Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancies – Two (2) District Judges, District Court of the First Circuit and District Family Judge, First Circuit (island of O’ahu)....

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Friday, December 6, 2019
Two Judicial Vacancies on Maui
By News Release @ 7:17 PM :: 1325 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...District Family Judge, Second Circuit and District Judge, District Court of the Second Circuit....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Senate Special Session Confirms Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 1240 Views :: Judiciary

...Clyde J. Wadsworth Sworn In as New Associate Judge of the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Hirono Makes Bizarre Argument Against 9th Circuit Court Nominee
By Video @ 3:18 PM :: 2943 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

"...Senator, the Constitution has been amended...."

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Maui Enviros Sue in State Court to Yank Case Away from US Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 4:06 AM :: 2086 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Judiciary

... If this were federal court with its Article III case and controversy standing requirements, we'd bet the court might have a difficult time finding standing. But this is a Hawaii court applying Hawaii law, and anyone who might be able to allege even "butterfly effect" linkage to the desired outcome has a very good argument for standing ....

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Friday, October 25, 2019
Lights Out In The Land Of No: The Practical Effects Of California's Wildfire Inverse Condemnation Doctrine
By Robert Thomas @ 6:55 PM :: 1952 Views :: Energy, Judiciary

...if the power is to be shut off to more than a handful of customers statewide, the power must also be shut off to the homes of both the responsible utility execs and the state legislature and executive office buildings....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Judicial Appointments Announced--One Remains Open
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 1289 Views :: Judiciary

...Notice of Extended Deadline for Applications for Judicial Position – District Family Judge, Fifth Circuit....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancies – First Circuit Court -- Circuit Judge, District Judge, Family Court Judge
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 1502 Views :: Judiciary

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

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Saturday, September 21, 2019
Public Comment on Judicial Nominees -- 30 Days
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 1455 Views :: Judiciary

... First Circuit and Second Circuit ....

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Saturday, September 21, 2019
Trump Continues to Reshape Ninth Circuit With Two New Picks
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1668 Views :: Judiciary

...President Donald Trump announced six new judicial nominees on Friday, including two to seats on the once reliably liberal Ninth Circuit and four to federal courts in California....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
ACLU Hawaii Announces Plan to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals out of Jail
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 1969 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...let's give them a second chance--or a 22nd chance....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Hawaii Judiciary Seeking Volunteers
By News Release @ 3:05 AM :: 1353 Views :: Judiciary

...Grand Jury Counsel, Disciplinary Board, Board of Bar Examiners....

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Saturday, September 7, 2019
Senate Special Session to Confirm Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 1:13 AM :: 1660 Views :: Judiciary

...The Senate will meet in Special Session on Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17, 2019 at 10:00 A.M....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Ige Announces Six Judicial Appointments
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 2156 Views :: Judiciary

...Clyde J. Wadsworth – 61, Solicitor General, Department of the Attorney General, State of Hawaiʻi, is appointed to the Intermediate Court of Appeals....

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Saturday, August 10, 2019
Disciplinary Board: Lawyer Gary V Dubin Billed Client for 30 Hours in One Day
By Andrew Walden @ 10:32 PM :: 4648 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Has a Honolulu lawyer invented time travel—or is he now set for his 15 minutes of fame? ....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Big Island District Court: JSC Nominates Six
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1677 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...The Chief Justice has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Ige Appoints Clayton Hee to Hawaii Paroling Authority
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 2557 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Really Obvious Question: How will Clayton Hee exploit his leverage over Hawaii criminals?....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
​Judges Seated by Trump Begin to Transform ‘9th Circus’
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:16 PM :: 1800 Views :: Judiciary

...The confirmation of Trump nominee Daniel Bress in July gave the president his seventh judge on the court. It also brought the once lopsided appeals court to 16 Democrat appointees and 12 Republican appointees, with one remaining vacancy.... 

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