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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Bills: Skip ICA, Direct Appeals to Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 8:55 PM :: 2032 Views :: Judiciary

...The bills, HB 2191 and HB 2194, would return the state court appeals system to the way it was prior to the 2006 amendments....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Former AG Mark Bennett Appointed Federal Judge
By News Release @ 1:07 PM :: 3457 Views :: Judiciary

...If confirmed, Mark J. Bennett of Hawaiʻi will serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.....

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
JSC Releases Nominees for Chief Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 11:33 AM :: 2390 Views :: Judiciary

...to fill the anticipated vacancy created by the retirement of Intermediate Court of Appeals Chief Judge Craig H. Nakamura in March 2018....

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
JSC Releases Nominees for First Circuit Court
By News Release @ 11:18 AM :: 2126 Views :: Judiciary

...judicial nominees for two vacancies in the District Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu)....

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Sunday, February 04, 2018
9th Circuit Causing Surge In Illegal Immigration, ICE Chief Says
By Selected News Articles @ 12:23 PM :: 2979 Views :: National News, Judiciary

...the court’s decisions have created a legal environment friendly to illegal aliens....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
ACLU: Financially Successful Criminals Can Make Bail
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 2914 Views :: Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

...ACLU wants lots of unconvicted criminals back out on the streets....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Judiciary Drops arrest warrant over refusal to speak English--Announces New Hawaiian Language Interpreter Policy
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 5089 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, Judiciary, OHA

"...Judiciary Announces Hawaiian Language Interpreter Policy...."

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Friday, December 22, 2017
SCOTUS Keeps Rebuking Lower Courts That Rule Against Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 3440 Views :: National News, Judiciary

...the justices have issued several fairly extraordinary orders in cases involving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the latest iteration of the travel ban, which deals rather harshly with trial courts in California, Hawaii and Maryland....

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Monday, December 18, 2017
Homeless Court clears hundreds of cases--16 Accept Housing
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 4600 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Judiciary

...How Tickets Forced 16 Homeless to accept Housing....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
200 High School Students Watch Supreme Court Hear Lesbian Child Custody Case
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 3402 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Judiciary

...The case heard at Castle, CC vs. DD, is a parentage case involving a former same sex married couple. The issue is whether Appellant has a legal parent/child relationship with the child born to Appellee during the marriage....

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Nominees Sought for Two Judicial Vacancies on Oahu
By News Release @ 12:11 PM :: 2007 Views :: Judiciary

The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancies in the First Circuit (Oahu)....

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Friday, December 01, 2017
Congress May Seek to Limit Courts’ Nationwide Injunctions
By Selected News Articles @ 11:17 PM :: 2173 Views :: Judiciary

...nationwide injunctions foster forum-shopping for sympathetic judges....

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Sunday, November 19, 2017
DoTax: No End to Litigation, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2680 Views :: Judiciary, Taxes

...The Department apparently regards the taxpayers here as lower life forms and wants to give them no respect.... 

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Senate Holding Special Session to Confirm Judicial Appointments
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 2099 Views :: Judiciary

...scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017 and Wednesday, November 15, 2017 to confirm four judicial appointments, three for the Circuit Court of the First Circuit and one for the District Family Court of the First Circuit – O‘ahu....

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Thursday, November 02, 2017
Aid for tenants, landlords program expands to Kauai
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 3666 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness, Judiciary

...Following the success of a program that helps landlords to get paid and keep tenants from being evicted on Oahu and in Maui County, Steps to Avoid Eviction is now available on Kauai....

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Thursday, November 02, 2017
Four Judges Appointed to Oahu Courts
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 3829 Views :: Judiciary

...All four appointments are subject to Senate confirmation....

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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Hirono: Trump Nominees Not Gay Enough
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 PM :: 3466 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...“So you do not support the recriminalization of homosexuality?” Hirono asked....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Oahu Circuit: Public Comment on Judicial Nominees for Four Positions
By News Release @ 12:07 AM :: 3589 Views :: Judiciary

...Comments must be post-marked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Friday, October 13, 2017. All comments will be kept confidential....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Judiciary: Collaborative Effort to Reduce Truancy Launched
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 3708 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...A similar program at an Oahu intermediate school produced a 91 percent daily school attendance rate in 2016-17, up about 40 percent from 2015-16....

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Ige Seeks Comment on Nominees for 3rd Circuit Court
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 2422 Views :: Judiciary

...Gov. Ige has 30 days, or until August 30 to make his appointments....

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Saturday, July 22, 2017
JSC Announces Four Vacancies--Seeks Chief Judge for ICA
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 2607 Views :: Judiciary

...And ICA Judge Katherine Leonard is seeking retention....

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Friday, July 07, 2017
Ige's Second Suit Against Trump: 9th Circuit Says Chin is Faking it
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 6479 Views :: National News, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

“This court will not upset the Supreme Court’s careful balancing and ‘equitable judgment’ brought to bear when ‘tailor(ing) a stay’ in this matter....”

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Saturday, May 06, 2017
Dexter Kaiama: Keanu Sai's Favorite Lawyer Censured
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 5566 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, OHA

"...Kaiama, with reckless disregard as to the truth or falsity of the allegation, accused the presiding Judge of committing war crimes under international Conventions, and thereby filed a frivolous document that served no legal or practical purpose...."

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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Punish Judiciary? House Censors Legislator
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:07 AM :: 3921 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

Rep Gene Ward today sent Attorney General Doug Chin a letter asking for a first Amendment ruling regarding the potential misuse of censorship on the House Floor on April 11, 2017....

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
JSC Seeks Nominees for Two Oahu Judicial Vacancies
By News Release @ 3:15 PM :: 2460 Views :: Judiciary

nomination deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017....

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Saturday, March 18, 2017
Ninth Circuit Gets Frankencourt Treatment at House
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 AM :: 3022 Views :: National News, Judiciary

Capitol Hill’s crosshairs turned Thursday on the Ninth Circuit just a day after a federal judge under the court’s purview became the latest to thwart efforts by the president to block Muslim immigration....

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Friday, March 17, 2017
Chief Justice Appoints Three Oahu District Court Judges
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 2637 Views :: Judiciary

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has appointed Brian A. Costa, Darolyn H. Lendio Heim, and Trish K. Morikawa to the District Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu) ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Break up 9th Circuit Court? Judicial Conference asks for 5 More Judgeships
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 2659 Views :: Judiciary

...The 26-member Judicial Conference is the policy-making body for the federal court system....

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Saturday, March 11, 2017
Applicants Sought to Serve on Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 2521 Views :: Judiciary

The application deadline is April 14, 2017....

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 2955 Views :: Judiciary

...judicial nominees for three vacancies in the District Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu) as a result of the retirement of Judges Gerald H. Kibe, David W. Lo, and Barbara P. Richardson....

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Saturday, February 11, 2017
Justice Ginsburg at UH Law School: “We have a Dysfunctional Congress”
By Video @ 12:32 AM :: 2743 Views :: Judiciary

...Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared her perspective on the law, the courts and congress in February at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Ige Appoints Campaign Manager Circuit Court Judge
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 3384 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Keith K. Hiraoka (Former Ige Campaign Chair), Catherine H. Remigio, and Todd W. Eddins appointed to First Circuit Court (Oahu)....

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Congress Considers Bill to Break up 9th Circuit Court
By Selected News Articles @ 7:56 PM :: 3099 Views :: Judiciary

The newly created 12th Circuit would include Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Washington state....

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Friday, February 03, 2017
Choke or Head Fake? Ige Doesn’t Appoint Campaign Chair to ICA
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 3543 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of First Circuit chief judge Derrick H.M. Chan to the Intermediate Court of Appeals....

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Monday, January 30, 2017
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Court of the Third Circuit
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 3344 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... nomination deadline is Monday, March 13, 2017 -- application deadline is Thursday, April 27, 2017 ....

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Sunday, January 29, 2017
Ige Campaign Manager Shows up on Fourth Judicial Nomination List
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 3137 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Ige’s office did not immediately respond to questions about whether the governor would also enlist Duffy in deliberations over the Circuit Court appointments….

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Friday, January 27, 2017
Third Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsels
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 2282 Views :: Judiciary

... Independent Grand Jury Counsels (Hilo and Kona) ....

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Friday, January 27, 2017
Homeless Community Outreach Court is Now Open
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 3832 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Four homeless individuals who collectively had more than 50 pending citations and/or warrants appeared before The Honorable Clarence A. Pacarro.....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Full Text: 2017 State of the Judiciary Address
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 2594 Views :: Judiciary

...courts are helping to address the underlying problems that affect our community through programs like the Veterans Treatment Court, Mental Health Court, Drug Court, HOPE Probation, and the Steps to Avoid Eviction program....

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Circuit Court Criminal and Family Court Criminal Cases Now Available Online
By News Release @ 2:48 PM :: 2264 Views :: Judiciary

The Hawaii State Judiciary now has more court documents available for online viewing....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Help Wanted: Deputy Solicitor General State of Hawaii
By Robert Thomas @ 10:48 AM :: 3134 Views :: Judiciary

The State of Hawaii Attorney General is looking for a Deputy Solicitor General....

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Monday, January 16, 2017
Oahu Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates 22 Successful Graduates
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 3613 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Military

Twenty-two veterans have now successfully completed the First Circuit program since it was initiated by Judge Edward Kubo in 2013....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Ige Campaign Manager Shows up on Two More Judicial Nomination Lists
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 3237 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Just in case Ige chickens out on the ICA nomination ....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
Clyde Wadsworth Named Hawaii Solicitor General
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 2415 Views :: Judiciary

Previously, Wadsworth was of counsel to Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing in Honolulu....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
Applicants Wanted for State Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 2959 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Hawai`i State Ethics Commission. The council is also seeking nominees to fill vacancies on the Campaign Spending Commission....

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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Intermediate Court of Appeals: JSC Nominates Ige Campaign Chair and some other people
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 3507 Views :: Judiciary

Why should Ige Campaign Chair Keith Hiraoka be bothered with District Court when he can go straight to ICA?....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court sponsors civic education events in honor of Constitution Day 2016
By News Release @ 3:05 AM :: 2432 Views :: Judiciary

Groups of students have been visiting the Hawaii State Judiciary’s King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center this week to learn about the U.S. Constitution....

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Saturday, September 03, 2016
Chief Justice Appoints Judges for Kauai, Hawaii Districts
By News Release @ 12:17 PM :: 2697 Views :: Judiciary

Michael K. Soong - Kauai -- Dakota K.M. Frenz - Hawaii

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Friday, September 02, 2016
Applicants Sought for Board of Bar Examiners
By News Release @ 11:17 AM :: 2206 Views :: Judiciary

Interested attorneys should submit a letter of interest along with a resume....

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Sunday, August 14, 2016
Judiciary Hosts Hawaii’s First Veterans Treatment Court Conference
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 3203 Views :: Judiciary, Military

...for professionals who work with veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, and substance use disorders....

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