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Saturday, November 6, 2021
JSC Announces Seven Judicial Vacancies
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 549 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 :: 1127 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 :: 2078 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 :: 543 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 :: 1551 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 :: 568 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 :: 937 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 :: 957 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 :: 716 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 :: 853 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 :: 1145 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 :: 1098 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 :: 1913 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 :: 1301 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 :: 2093 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 :: 2515 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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Sunday, June 20, 2021
State Supreme Court: With Environmentalism Anybody Can Veto Affordable Housing
By Robert Thomas @ 4:54 AM :: 1910 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Greenmail, Judiciary, Land Use

... Anyone Claiming That An Affordable Housing Project Might Impact Their Property Interests In A "Clean And Healthful Environment" Has Standing To Object ....

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
​Hawaii Court Of Appeals: You Can't Sanction A Member Of The Public For Merely Asking To Unseal Court Records
By Robert Thomas @ 10:15 PM :: 1580 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary

... the trial court sanctioned 'Judges for Justice' $17,000 for making the request ....

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Friday, June 4, 2021
Nominees Sought for Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court
By News Release @ 6:18 AM :: 1129 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

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

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
VIDEO: Molotov Cocktails at Hawaii Supreme Court, Attorney General Office
By Video @ 2:09 AM :: 2461 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... Eric Stroeve, arrested for alleged arson of Supreme Court, had been arrested multiple times on Oahu--including for assault on HPD officers in Feb 2020--but not jailed because of COVID sanctions ordered by the very same Supreme Court he allegedly firebombed ....

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Saturday, May 8, 2021
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 1171 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, May 8, 2021
HS Students Watch Kahuku Windfarm Case Argued Before Supreme Court
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 1407 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Judiciary

... Participating schools included Konawaena High School on Hawaii island, Lahainaluna High School on Maui, and Waipahu High School on Oahu .... 

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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 :: 2829 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 :: 2054 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 :: 1368 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 :: 1823 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 :: 1435 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 :: 2249 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 :: 1195 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 :: 1159 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 :: 2098 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 :: 2886 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 :: 1352 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 :: 2309 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 :: 1546 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 :: 1863 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 :: 1359 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 :: 1349 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 :: 2203 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 :: 1232 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 :: 1257 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 :: 1524 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 :: 1557 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 :: 2697 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 :: 2528 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 :: 1116 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 :: 3740 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 :: 2352 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 :: 1884 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 :: 3085 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

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

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