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Thursday, January 26, 2023
Full Text: 2023 State of the Judiciary Address
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 293 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Drugs

"We implement programs to address the root causes of recidivism . . . such as drug use and mental illness . . . and to respond to other urgent community needs. We embrace this expanded role.”

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Thursday, January 12, 2023
Sovereignty Lawyer Dexter Kaiama Law License Suspended by Supreme Court
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 1249 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... He is also required to promptly notify all of his clients, and any attorneys for any adverse party in any pending litigation, of his suspension and consequent inability to act as an attorney ....

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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Notice of Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit (island of O’ahu)
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 585 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... The Chief Justice has the discretion to assign a district judge/district family judge to either the District Court or Family Court ....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Second Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 598 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... whenever a grand jury is impaneled an independent counsel shall be appointed, as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before it ....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Applicants Sought for District Family and/or District Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii Island) Per Diem Judges
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 842 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... Applications for consideration should be submitted by February 01, 2023 .... 

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Ewa Foreclosure Scammer Indicted for Stealing Chief Federal Judge’s Identity
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 849 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... According to the indictment, Abordo used the forged signature and a federal court seal to create a phony court order, which he then used to prove to the victim that he’d pulled her Ewa Beach, Hawaii, home out of foreclosure ....

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Monday, November 28, 2022
Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 695 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... nomination deadline Monday, January 9, 2023 ....

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Friday, November 25, 2022
Third Circuit (Hawaii Island) Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 769 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii establishes that whenever a grand jury is impaneled an independent counsel shall be appointed, as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before it ....

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Sunday, November 6, 2022
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 600 Views :: Judiciary

... The Chief Justice has the discretion to assign a district judge/district family judge to either the District Court or Family Court ....

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
Who Wants to be an ICA Judge? Applicants made public for first time
By News Release @ 1:45 PM :: 853 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Until March 16, 2022, the Judicial Selection Commission Rules had prohibited the Judicial Selection Commission from sharing the names of applicants applying for judicial positions ....

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Saturday, October 29, 2022
JSC Announces Opening for Second Supreme Court Justice
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 649 Views :: Judiciary

... This JSC announcement seeks a replacement for Associate Justice Paula Nakayama who turns 70 next October.  It is separate from the October 14, 2022, JSC notice seeking a replacement for Associate Justice Michael Wilson ....

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Monday, October 17, 2022
Breiner Busted: Reprimand for Kealoha Conflict of Interest
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 2075 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Police

... the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court imposed a Public Reprimand upon Honolulu attorney Myles S. Breiner for representing clients with concurrent conflicts of interest ....

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
Nominations Open for Associate Justice, Hawaii Supreme Court
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 845 Views :: Judiciary

... Justice Michael D Wilson is turning 70 and therefore constitutionally required to retire ....

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Friday, September 23, 2022
Three Oahu Judges Appointed
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 1591 Views :: Judiciary

... all subject to confirmation hearings before a Senate Special Session ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Ige Seeks Comment on First Circuit Court Nomination
By News Release @ 9:59 PM :: 1040 Views :: Judiciary

... Gov. David Ige has received the names of five nominees to fill a circuit judge vacancy in the First Circuit Court ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Oahu Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 838 Views :: Judiciary

... nominees for one vacancy in the District Family Court of the First Circuit, and one vacancy in the District Court of the First Circuit (island of Oahu) ....

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Friday, August 5, 2022
Another Public Defender Becomes a Judge
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 1337 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... She served as a law clerk for Judge Michael Town ....

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1016 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... judicial nominees for a vacancy in the District Court of the Second Circuit (island of Maui) ....

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Judicial Vacancy – Associate Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 893 Views :: Judiciary

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

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Chief Justice Appoints District and District Family Court Judges
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 946 Views :: Judiciary

... Recktenwald today appointed two individuals to fill judicial positions in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit and one individual to fill a position in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit ....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Strong 2022 Legislative Session for Judiciary
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 959 Views :: Judiciary

... Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today applauded the Hawaii State Legislature for its support ....

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Thursday, April 28, 2022
​All State Court Public Cases Now Available For E-filing
By News Release @ 8:04 PM :: 821 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judiciary is pleased to announce that all civil Family Court cases, including divorce matters, were successfully integrated into the Judiciary Information Management System ....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 3:43 AM :: 1035 Views :: Judiciary

... for two vacancies in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit (island of Hawaii), and one vacancy in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit, (island of Kauai). ...

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Saturday, March 19, 2022
Chief Justice Appoints Two New Oahu Judges
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 971 Views :: Judiciary

... Shellie K. Park-Hoapili has been appointed to the District Court ... Natasha R. Shaw has been appointed to a newly-established position in the District Family Court ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
House Committees Refuse to Hear SB2422 -- Bill Would Have Ended Foster Care Abuse Coverups
By Andrew Walden @ 7:47 AM :: 4128 Views :: Family, Judiciary, Labor, Law Enforcement

... In the House, Speaker Saiki gave SB2422 SD2 a triple referral to kill it off ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Obtains Divorce -- After Trying to Keep Case Records Secret
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 PM :: 15328 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Drugs

... the only declared Hawaii Republican gubernatorial candidate to previously hold elected office has divorced her cocaine-dealer husband ....

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Saturday, March 12, 2022
Applicants Sought to Fill Vacancies on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court
By News Release @ 10:43 AM :: 1215 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... The Nominating Committee of the Hawaii Supreme Court is seeking to fill four attorney and two non-attorney positions on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court ....

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Monday, March 7, 2022
Oahu Family Court Vacancy
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1432 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Judiciary

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

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Saturday, February 19, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 1371 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... judicial nominees for one position each in the District Court and District Family Court of the First Circuit, island of Oahu ....

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Sunday, February 6, 2022
​Hawaii Bill Would End Civil Asset Forfeiture, Opt State Out of Federal Program
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:40 PM :: 3545 Views :: Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement, Police

... The legislation would restrict asset forfeiture to felony cases and would require a criminal conviction before prosecutors could proceed with the process in most cases ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
How Many Legislators Were Partying With Sharon Har During COVID Shutdown?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 6646 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... Alm’s subpoena of credit card records and video from the AnyPlace Lounge in Rep Sharon Har’s recently-dismissed DUI case ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Judges, Grand Jury Counsel Needed on Big Island
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1953 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... The District Family and/or District Court of the Third Circuit is accepting applications .... 

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Sunday, December 19, 2021
Kauai Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the Fifth Circuit
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 1174 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is extending the deadline for accepting applications to fill the judicial vacancy ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Kauai Judicial Applicants Sought
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 1387 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary

... The District Family and/or District Court of the Fifth Circuit is accepting applications from attorneys interested in serving as per diem judges ....

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Saturday, November 6, 2021
JSC Announces Seven Judicial Vacancies
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 1331 Views :: Judiciary

... three of the seven are seeking reappointment ....

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Foster Care Insurance Policy Written to Keep CWS Secrets
By Andrew Walden @ 4:04 PM :: 2599 Views :: Family, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... the policy specifically excludes any liability coverage for sexual or physical abuse, leaving the taxpayers on the hook for damages ....

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Sunday, October 24, 2021
CWS Sex Assault Suit: Two sisters sent to same Foster Home Molesters
By Andrew Walden @ 8:02 PM :: 4108 Views :: Hawaii County , Family, Judiciary

... The suit alleges a Child Welfare Services social worker knowingly placed a 13-year-old girl, identified only as ‘TG’, into the same Kailua-Kona foster home where her older sister had previously been sexually assaulted ....

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Friday, October 15, 2021
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 1154 Views :: Judiciary

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

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Sunday, October 10, 2021
Ige, Recktenwald Announce Judicial Nominees in Three Counties
By News Release @ 7:10 AM :: 2601 Views :: Judiciary

... judicial vacancies on the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Oʻahu), Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui), Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaiʻi – Kona), and the District Court of the Third Circuit, island of Hawaii ....

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Monday, October 4, 2021
Judiciary Postpones Jury Trials Until November 16
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 1330 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

... Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has issued a first extension of an order postponing jury trials across the state through November 16, 2021 ....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Judiciary Seeks Applicants for Oahu Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 1949 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... To be considered for a one-year appointment ....

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
JSC Announces Two Judicial Vacancies
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 2246 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Judiciary

...Third Circuit and Fifth Circuit ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
Senate Votes Sonja M.P. McCullen to ICA
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 1347 Views :: Judiciary

... Judge McCullen has served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney for a combined 11 years in the Appellate Division ....

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Friday, August 6, 2021
Ige Appoints Sonja McCullen to Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 1424 Views :: Judiciary

... McCullen has served in her role as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for a combined 11 years, most recently in the Appellate Division ....

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Friday, August 6, 2021
Chief Justice Recktenwald Statement on COVID Vaccinations
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 1844 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

"... we are planning a vaccination and testing program to require that all employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo testing on a regular basis ...."

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Guam Mango Seizure Unconstitutional
By Robert Thomas @ 12:00 PM :: 1839 Views :: Judiciary, Small Business

... "[i]n the case before us, the government is not merely restricting what Genpro may do with its dried mangoes, it is compelling the physical surrender of the mangoes to WSTCO." ....

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Friday, July 30, 2021
How They Voted: Racially Inferior Nominee Rejected 6-17
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 2916 Views :: Judiciary, OHA

"... Opponents of my appointment, particularly members of the Bar, were courageous...through this process our legislators have indicated their unwavering support for social justice...."

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Court of Appeals: Senate Judiciary Ctte Recommends Rejecting ACLU Leader because of his race
By News Release @ 5:49 AM :: 2090 Views :: Judiciary

... the Senate Committee on Judiciary voted 3-4 today at it’s decision-making meeting to not recommend that the Senate consent to the appointment of Gluck to the ICA ....

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Saturday, July 10, 2021
Chief Justice Names Maloian to Oahu Family Court
By News Release @ 10:25 AM :: 3462 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... Maloian has been a Deputy Public Defender in Honolulu for the past 18 years ....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
Ige Appoints Ethics Director Daniel Gluck to ICA
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 3674 Views :: Judiciary

... Ige has appointed Executive Director/General Counsel of the Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission Daniel Gluck to the Intermediate Court of Appeals ....

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