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Saturday, September 21, 2019
Trump Continues to Reshape Ninth Circuit With Two New Picks
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1774 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 :: 2101 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 :: 1460 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 :: 1755 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 :: 2269 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 :: 4959 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 :: 1804 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 :: 2732 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 :: 1897 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 :: 1881 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 :: 1758 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 :: 1790 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 :: 2079 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 :: 5333 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 :: 3016 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 :: 2387 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 :: 1887 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 :: 2202 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 :: 2358 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 :: 2216 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 :: 5274 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 :: 3988 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 :: 3008 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 :: 2045 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 :: 3374 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 :: 2785 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 :: 3823 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 :: 3848 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 :: 4867 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 :: 3451 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 :: 2171 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 :: 2774 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 :: 2499 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 :: 3201 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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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Judicial Vacancy: Family Judge, First Circuit, Oahu
By News Release @ 7:49 PM :: 2025 Views :: Judiciary

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

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
​Full Text: State of the Judiciary Speech -- 2019
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 3493 Views :: First Amendment, Judiciary

...Under our constitution, the Judiciary is sometimes called upon to protect the rights of those whose views may be unpopular....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Unanimous: US Senate Rebukes Anti-Catholic Bigot Mazie Hirono
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 5803 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Judiciary

... Hirono argues religious freedom is "the alt-right's position" -- but she didn't dare to vote nay ....

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Monday, January 14, 2019
Birth Control: Judge Blocks Religious Freedom in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:42 AM :: 4455 Views :: First Amendment, Judiciary, Religion, Small Business

...The decision comes after a divided Ninth Circuit last month rebuked Gilliam for “abuse of discretion” by blocking interim versions of the rules in December 2017 in all 50 states....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Gabbard Rips Religious Bigotry After Hirono Demands Judicial Nominee Quit Knights of Columbus
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 AM :: 5942 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Judiciary, Religion

"...I stand strongly against those who are fomenting religious bigotry, citing as disqualifiers Buescher’s Catholicism and his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus...." -- Rep Tulsi Gabbard

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
Mazie Hirono mum on charity invitation from Catholic group she criticized as 'extreme'
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 5295 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Judiciary, Religion

... Greetings from your local, Capitol Hill-area Knights of Columbus Council, Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle Council 11302 ....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
Hirono Demands Judicial Nominee Quit Knights of Columbus
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 4097 Views :: First Amendment, Judiciary

...Hirono is pushing for the nominee, Brian Buescher, to drop his membership in the organization and recuse himself from cases in which it has taken a position....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
HAWSCT's Latest Water Case Isn't About Water
By Robert Thomas @ 7:59 PM :: 3855 Views :: Environment, Judiciary, Land Use

...Search as you might, there's nothing there that helps or hurts in the water law department....

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Sunday, December 16, 2018
Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the Third Circuit
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 3104 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

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

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Friday, December 14, 2018
Dubin Disbarment?  Another Step in the Process 
By Andrew Walden @ 10:06 PM :: 4900 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Dubin, along with ex-Governor John Waihee, co-host "The Foreclosure Hour" on AM830....

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Monday, December 3, 2018
JSC Seeks Nominees for First Circuit Court--Two Vacancies
By News Release @ 1:22 AM :: 2191 Views :: Judiciary

...The Commission invites anyone who meets the constitutional requirements and is interested in the position to apply....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
UH: Convicted Felon Paid to Get Other Convicts Released
By News Release @ 2:30 AM :: 5354 Views :: Higher Education, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Why would any court trust 'exculpatory' evidence submitted by a convicted felon?....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Graham: "I wouldn't want to be a Republican charged with a crime in Hawaii"
By Selected News Articles @ 1:53 AM :: 5757 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Judiciary, Republican Party

...He thanked Democrats for unifying the Republican Party.... 

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Team Hanabusa Grills Ige Campaign Manager over Judicial Nomination
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 3498 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...The Senate is expected to meet in a special session on October 24-25 to consider the nomination....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Video: Hawaii AG Tells Supreme Court 'Vote No' on HSTA Property Tax
By Andrew Walden @ 5:18 PM :: 5348 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Labor, Taxes

... There was laughter heard from the audience ....

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Friday, October 12, 2018
Leadership Change at ODC
By Andrew Walden @ 10:20 PM :: 4078 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Bruce Kim is no longer Chief Counsel of the Office of Disciplinary Affairs, the Hawaii Judiciary office handling errant lawyers.... 

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