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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Katherine Kealoha Surrenders Law License
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 2388 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 :: 2574 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 :: 1858 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 :: 1880 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 :: 3159 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 :: 2067 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 :: 2562 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 :: 2023 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 :: 2816 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 :: 2386 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 :: 4510 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 :: 3952 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 :: 3637 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 :: 2435 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 :: 2440 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 :: 2567 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 :: 2695 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 :: 3298 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 :: 2416 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 :: 2686 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 :: 3542 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 :: 7110 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 :: 3133 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 :: 4298 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 :: 2931 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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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Ige Considers Judicial Nominees for Six Positions
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 2953 Views :: Judiciary

...Ige has until Aug. 28 to make his appointments, which are subject to Senate confirmation....

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Notice of Judicial Position – District Family Judge, First Circuit
By News Release @ 10:11 AM :: 2834 Views :: Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill a new judicial position in the State of Hawaii....

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Saturday, July 13, 2019
Senate Confirms Trump Appointee to Ninth Circuit
By Selected News Articles @ 2:53 PM :: 2704 Views :: Judiciary

...Bress will fill the seat vacated by Judge Alex Kozinski, who stepped down in 2017 amid sexual misconduct allegations.... 

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Kealoha Barred from Practicing Law
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 3437 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...with proceedings stayed until the criminal proceedings are final....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
What The US Supreme Court's Property Rights Decision Means For Hawaii's Property Owners
By Robert Thomas @ 3:10 AM :: 8311 Views :: National News, Development, Judiciary, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

...Hawaii’s property owners now have many more options for fighting back against oppressive government regulation of property than they did last week.... 

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Meth Bust Nets Retired Guam Police Officer
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 5309 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...John Topasna Mantanona aka 'Boom' was arrested today, June 26, 2019, and charged with obstructing justice by endeavoring to influence a juror and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine hydrochloride....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Judiciary Program Tackles Absenteeism at Keaau Middle School
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 3745 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary

"...the original intent of the program was to increase school attendance rates, which the program did...."

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
Judicial Vacancy 3rd Circuit
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 2864 Views :: Judiciary

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

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Saturday, May 25, 2019
Senate Confirms Ninth Circuit Judge for Second Time in a Week
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 3186 Views :: Judiciary

...The Senate confirmed a Los Angeles attorney Tuesday to a seat on the Ninth Circuit after he faced criticisms from Democrats over his record of representing fossil fuel companies in court, making him the second Trump nominee added to the San Francisco-based appeals court in a week....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Judiciary Seeks Applicants to Discipline Wayward Lawyers
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 3721 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Applicants Sought for Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Sunday, May 12, 2019
A Threat to Judicial Independence
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3440 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... We control the purse strings, so we said no to a lot of their money. They reversed some of their decisions. We gave them some money. So the tension worked ....

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Sunday, May 5, 2019
Conflict of Interest? Judge Hiraoka’s Adventures in Dubinland
By Andrew Walden @ 8:22 PM :: 7573 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Judiciary

...For three and a half years, Gilpin alleges, Hiraoka was simultaneously fighting to save Gary Dubin’s law license in one court while opposing Dubin in another, creating a conflict of interest....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
JSC Seeks Nominees for Maui Circuit Court
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 5170 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

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

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Thursday, April 11, 2019
HB217/HB218: Making Life Easier for Young Criminals
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 4185 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...when an officer has custody of a child under the age of 16, the child shall consult with legal counsel before waiving any constitutional rights and before any custodial interrogation....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
JSC Seeks Applicants for Judicial Vacancy – District Family Judge, First Circuit
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 2950 Views :: Judiciary

...The application must be postmarked or delivered on or before the application deadline of Thursday, June 27, 2019....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Judgments Aren’t Necessarily the End of Litigation
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 5131 Views :: Judiciary, Taxes, Tourism

...Before the ink was dry on those judgments, the Department of Taxation produced additional assessments against the taxpayers, this time on car rental commissions....

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Friday, March 15, 2019
Seeking Applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsel – Second Circuit
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 4028 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...The Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui, Molokai, and Lanai) is seeking applications for independent grand jury counsel for 2019 to 2020....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Ninth Circuit Wants To Know The Statute Of Limitations For Takings Claims In Hawaii
By Robert Thomas @ 4:40 PM :: 5467 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Land Use

...which statute of limitations applies to takings claims: the two-year personal injury statute, or the six-year "catch all." The answer has not been definitively resolved by Hawaii's courts....

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
Prosecutor Kaneshiro Take Leave of Absence on Deadline to Respond to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 5795 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Kaneshiro's decision to take a "leave of absence" does not stop the Supreme Court proceedings regarding his law license....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Disbar Dubin--Disciplinary Board
By Andrew Walden @ 10:38 PM :: 6473 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...The Board recommends that the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai'i issue an Order that Respondent Dubin be DISBARRED....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
FULL TEXT: Connors, Ballard ask Supreme Court to Remove Kaneshiro--Prosecutor Accused of Retaliating Against Witnesses
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 4862 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary

...“Once he sent those disciplinary notices to those employees, signed them, and said you are hereby put on notice, I think it’s moved over to tampering with a witness or obstruction of justice”....

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
JEFS Fail: Judiciary Electronic System Leaves Lawyers in the Dark
By Robert Thomas @ 1:38 AM :: 3180 Views :: Judiciary

"...the JEFS system has failed to notify us of events in the cases in which we are counsel...."

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Sunday, February 3, 2019
Applicants Wanted for State Campaign Spending Commission
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 4687 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

...The terms will run from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Third Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 3860 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...independent grand jury counsel for Hilo and Kona....

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Conflict of Interest? Judiciary Debunks Ozawa
By News Release @ 9:35 AM :: 4804 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary

...Mr. Ozawa was able to but did not object to any justice’s participation in this case before the final decision. Mr. Ozawa also did not raise any objection to Justice Pollack’s and Justice Wilson’s participation in the 2014 election challenge....

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