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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Defend Hawaii: Miske Lawyer Celebrates Kaneshiro Corruption Victory, Tells Feds to Pack Up and Leave
By Court House News @ 2:06 AM :: 3869 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... The quirky panel of 14 jurors had been coordinating outfits by color most days throughout the duration of trial ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Hawaii Supreme Court says goodbye to federalism
By Selected News Articles @ 5:12 PM :: 1395 Views :: Environment, Judiciary

... The litigation model adopted by Hawaii, characterized by suing oil companies under broad claims about their contributions to climate change, demands a national spotlight for its potential to disrupt the constitutional equilibrium between state innovation and federal authority ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Eddins: “Horrors and Treachery” Coming From SCOTUS
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 PM :: 1436 Views :: Judiciary

... It appears that the US Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling in Trump v. United States will stop lower courts from jailing Trump for his porn-star hush money deals ....

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Monday, May 6, 2024
JSC Releases Nominees for Four Oahu Circuit Court Vacancies
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 1103 Views :: Judiciary

... The Governor has 30 days from his receipt of these lists today to make his appointments .... 

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Saturday, April 27, 2024
Miske Hitman Criminal Record Secretly Expunged
By Andrew Walden @ 12:32 AM :: 3257 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary

... You won’t find any record of expungement proceedings on ECourtKokua—they’re secret ....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit (island of Oʻahu)
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 808 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

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

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
HB2526 Goes to Governor: Felony for repeat offenders who drive without a license
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 851 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... after a McKinley High School student's life was claimed by a habitual traffic offender ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Attorneys Blocking JetBlue/Spirit Merger Now Targeting Hawaiian/Alaska Airlines Deal
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 PM :: 1221 Views :: Judiciary, Tourism

... this law firm also filed a similar suit wherein JetBlue was subsequently blocked in its attempt to acquire Spirit Airlines ....

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Friday, April 12, 2024
Rape and Death: HB2340 pays $2.5M to Coverup Foster Care Disasters
By Andrew Walden @ 11:19 PM :: 2437 Views :: Ethics, Family, Judiciary

... rape, sodomy, forced oral copulation and fondling, physical beatings, starvation, theft and destruction of personal property, and failure to provide medical care, clothing, and medicine ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
SB2706: 'Expungement' will help sex offenders find work in Hawaii schools
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 1618 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... Examples of offenses which may be eligible for automatic expungement include domestic abuse, harassment by stalking, certain sex offenses, sexual exploitation, promoting pornography for minors, and habitual intoxicated driving ....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
‘Grave Threat’: Calls Mount For SCOTUS To Intervene In Hawaii Climate Lawsuit Against Major Energy Companies
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 1290 Views :: Energy, Environment, Judiciary

... the case should be in the Supreme Court’s domain given the implications it could have for the U.S. economy, national security and federalism ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Family Judge, Second Circuit
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 581 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... nomination deadline May 20, 2024 ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
Judge Dismisses Claims: State cannot be Sued in Federal Court over Lahaina Fire
By Court House News @ 5:00 AM :: 1638 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

... The state is dismissed from a set of federal cases that aim to hold it liable for the deadly wildfires but may still face claims in state court ....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Twenty States Ask SCOTUS to Stop Hawaii Supreme Court from Dictating US Energy Policy
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 2794 Views :: Energy, Judiciary

"Major decisions about our national energy policy must be made at the federal level, not dictated by one lawsuit brought by one city in its own courts.”

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Saturday, March 30, 2024
Stop Big Oil Suit: Did Hawaii's Hyper-Ideological Supreme Court Blow It?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:52 PM :: 2335 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Judiciary, Cost of Living

... there's a price to be paid for preening and posturing .... 

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Friday, March 29, 2024
​Applicants Sought to Fill Vacancies on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court
By News Release @ 1:18 AM :: 1280 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Applicants Also Sought for Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program Board ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
Recktenwald Appoints Michelle N. Comeau Oahu District Judge
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 2702 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation ....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024
JSC Still Seeking Applicants for Big Island Circuit Judge
By Andrew Walden @ 4:31 PM :: 1335 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... Notice of Second Extended Deadline for Applications for Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (island of Hawai’i) ....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Judicial Vacancy – Chief Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 2407 Views :: Judiciary

... Chief Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawaiʻi ....

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Friday, March 8, 2024
Soft on Crime: After 41-year Crime Spree, Child Molesting Meth Dealer Gets Something Besides Probation
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 2071 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... (he got probation after being) found with methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and an unconscious minor who had no pants and displayed physical indications of sexual assault. At that time, Kinoshita was out on bail for two state felony cases ....

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Thursday, February 29, 2024
​Major Energy Companies Ask SCOTUS To Intervene In Hawaii Climate Lawsuit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 1579 Views :: Energy, Environment, Judiciary

... The Supreme Court previously declined energy companies’ request to consider whether the claims should be heard in federal court ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
VIDEO: Biological Parents of Ariel Sellers Speak
By Video @ 4:25 PM :: 1616 Views :: Family, Judiciary

... February 21, 2024 Kapolei Courthouse Rally with Sen Kurt Fevella demands release of CWS records regarding the foster care torture and murder of Ariel Sellers ....

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Saturday, February 10, 2024
AGAIN: Family Court Gave Another Girl to Another Convicted Felon, She was also starved and tortured to death
By Andrew Walden @ 4:56 AM :: 4605 Views :: Family, Judiciary

... duct tape around her arms and torso binding them to her sides and her hands are behind her.  Geanna's eyes have a black covering duct taped to her head. The duct tape is wrapped around her eyes and forehead area as well as over the top of her head ....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Family Court Secrets: Two Years After Ariel Sellers Murder, Kaluas Still Retain Parental Rights
By Selected News Articles @ 1:45 PM :: 2514 Views :: Family, Judiciary

... One of the surviving siblings was forced to spend more than a year in detained custody due the running objections of the imprisoned Kaluas asserting their parental rights through counsel .... 

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Murder of Ariel Sellers: Motion to Unseal Kalua Family Court Records
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 1756 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Judiciary

... Isabella is now declared dead, and the Kaluas are charged with her murder.  Under these extreme facts, the secrecy generally afforded to these types of cases should yield to openness ....

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Saturday, January 13, 2024
Lisa Ginoza and Vladimir Devens Sworn In as Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Associate Justices 
By News Release @ 4:42 PM :: 1178 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Suuurrrprise! New Supreme Court Justice Devens Concealed his role as Carpenters Union Operative ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Senate Confirms Micah Smith and Shanlyn Park Hawaii Federal Judge
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1298 Views :: Judiciary

... Smith has served since 2018 as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division in the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii -- Park is a current state court judge and former federal public defender ....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Special Master: Presiding Judge Had ‘100s of Pages of Disqualifying Information’ in Kalua Case
By Selected News Articles @ 12:31 PM :: 2050 Views :: Family, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... evidence included the criminal records of the parents for assault and drug use, filed bankruptcy documents, and the absence of a record of children of their own ....

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Friday, November 24, 2023
JSC seeks Nominees for Several Judicial Vacancies
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1422 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Judiciary

... vacant judgeships on Oahu and Big island ....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Confirmed: Union Lawyer Appointed to Supreme Court
By Andrew Walden @ 2:44 PM :: 1517 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Labor

... Devens’ legal experiences go beyond corporate practice, having represented several labor unions, including the State of Hawaiʻi Organization of Police Officers, the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association, and more ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Handling Lawsuit Against Oil Companies Calls Climate Change An ‘Existential Threat’
By Video @ 6:24 PM :: 2296 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics, Judiciary

... The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled this week that Honolulu’s lawsuit against oil and gas companies can proceed to trial ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Oahu Judicial Vacancy -- First Circuit Court
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 1497 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

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

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Sunday, October 29, 2023
Upsetting the Apple Cart in 24-Year-Old Litigation
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1269 Views :: DHHL, Judiciary

... One of the longest running court cases in modern history is Kalima v. State ....

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Friday, October 27, 2023
Senate Judiciary Advances Biden's Hawaii Judicial Nominees
By Court House News @ 2:40 PM :: 1614 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

... The committee advanced Shanlyn Park and Micah Smith, both appointed to the District of Hawaii ....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
As Predicted: Andy Winer's Law Partner Nominated for Supreme Court
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 2322 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Police

... raised in the boiler room of Hawaii local politics ....

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
Inverse Condemnation and Paying for Disasters
By Robert Thomas @ 10:36 PM :: 1833 Views :: Maui County, Development, Judiciary, Land Use

... Hawaii Bar Association discusses Lahaina fires .... 

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
Three Vacancies on First Circuit Court
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 1688 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

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

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Will HECO be Saved? JSC Unveils Choices for Two Supreme Court Seats
By News Release @ 6:43 AM :: 1927 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Judiciary

... HECO Suits: Two Vacant Hawaii Supreme Court Seats Loom Large ....

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Soft on Crime: Hirono, Schatz Nominate Public Defender for Federal Bench
By News Release @ 10:15 PM :: 1794 Views :: Judiciary

... nearly two decades as a public defender—Judge Shanlyn A.S. Park ....

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Biden Nominates Federal Judges for Hawaii, CNMI
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 1699 Views :: Judiciary

... Micah W. J. Smith has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawaii since 2018 ....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Senate Special Session Confirms Four Judicial Appointments
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 2994 Views :: Judiciary

... The special session addressed only the four pending judicial appointments ....

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Monday, August 21, 2023
Honolulu District Courthouse to Partially Reopen After 'Structural Damage'
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 4218 Views :: Judiciary

...Cases scheduled in courtrooms 7A, 7B, 10A, 10C, and 10D at Honolulu District Court will be rescheduled. Small claims cases in courtroom 10B-PM will also be rescheduled....   

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Thursday, August 3, 2023
Chief Justice Appoints Three Oahu District Court Judges
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 2857 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... Recktenwald today appointed three individuals to fill judicial positions in the District Court of the First Circuit ....

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Thursday, July 13, 2023
Hawaii Finally Outlaws Nepotism--except Legislative and Judicial
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 2085 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

... It applies to almost all state employees (except those working for the legislative or judicial branches) ....

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Saturday, July 8, 2023
Notice of Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 1338 Views :: Judiciary

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

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Friday, July 7, 2023
Lawsuit Coming: Murder of Ariel Sellers Reaches Probate Court
By Andrew Walden @ 10:56 PM :: 3080 Views :: Family, Judiciary

... Public only because it is evidence in Probate Court, the Order is signed by Family Court Judge Jessi L. K. Hall, now seeking reappointment for another 10 years ....

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Friday, July 7, 2023
Green Seeks Comment on Oahu Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 4:43 AM :: 1401 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... Green will nominate a successor to Circuit Judge Christine E. Kuriyama, who retired in June 2023 ....

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Thursday, July 6, 2023
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Oahu Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 1:26 PM :: 1450 Views :: Judiciary

... Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced today that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for three vacancies in the District Court of the First Circuit (island of Oʻahu) ....

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Friday, June 23, 2023
Climate Litigation Wave Crashes Into Hawaii’s Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 3317 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics, Judiciary

... Such lawsuits abound, with as many as 300 cases underway. Honolulu’s, though, has a twist ....

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Saturday, June 10, 2023
Oahu Family Court Judge Jessi L. K. Hall seeks another term as Judge
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 2124 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Judicial Selection Commission to determine whether Judge Hall should be retained in office for an additional term of six years ....

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