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Saturday, May 1, 2021
Extended Deadline: Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the Second Circuit
By News Release @ 9:57 AM :: 3580 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

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

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Friday, April 9, 2021
COVID Justice: 430 Inmates Released, 58% Have Already Reoffended
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 2830 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... The Criminal Justice Research institute reported that 58% of inmates had reoffended at least once since their release ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
​Third Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 2014 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... 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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Thursday, April 1, 2021
Applicants Wanted for State Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions
By News Release @ 7:27 PM :: 2432 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill upcoming vacancies on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission and Campaign Spending Commission ....

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Ige Appoints two to Hawai‘i Paroling Authority Board
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 2049 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... the HPA sets the real sentence after a judge pretends to sentence a criminal ....

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Friday, March 12, 2021
Chief Justice Appoints Family Court Judge for Hawaii County
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 3090 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today appointed Jeffrey W. Ng to fill a judicial position in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit ....

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Congress Considers Adding Judges in 9th Circuit
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 1634 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 :: 1748 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 :: 2710 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

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

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Senate Judiciary Committee Backs Maui Judicial Appointees
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 3700 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 :: 1936 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 :: 2939 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 :: 2027 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 :: 2667 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 :: 1884 Views :: Judiciary

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

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Friday, December 18, 2020
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees 
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1901 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 :: 2834 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 :: 1663 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 :: 1723 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 :: 2081 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 :: 2148 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 :: 3353 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 :: 3452 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 :: 1475 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 :: 4344 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 :: 3101 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 :: 2364 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 :: 3821 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

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

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Chief Justice Recktenwald Retained for Another 10 Years
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 1897 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 :: 1744 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 :: 2151 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 :: 2310 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 :: 5934 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 :: 2538 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 :: 1817 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 :: 2083 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 :: 2733 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 :: 2253 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 :: 1863 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 :: 1848 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 :: 2470 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 :: 2872 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 :: 2663 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 :: 3783 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 :: 2024 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 :: 1958 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 :: 2158 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 :: 2301 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 :: 1583 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 :: 2552 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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