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Friday, March 15, 2019
Seeking Applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsel – Second Circuit
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 229 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 :: 521 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 07, 2019
Prosecutor Kaneshiro Take Leave of Absence on Deadline to Respond to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 640 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 :: 1333 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 :: 1138 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 06, 2019
JEFS Fail: Judiciary Electronic System Leaves Lawyers in the Dark
By Robert Thomas @ 1:38 AM :: 638 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 03, 2019
Applicants Wanted for State Campaign Spending Commission
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 724 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 :: 632 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 :: 945 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 :: 654 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 :: 691 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 :: 2310 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 :: 1186 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 09, 2019
Gabbard Rips Religious Bigotry After Hirono Demands Judicial Nominee Quit Knights of Columbus
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 AM :: 1978 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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Saturday, December 29, 2018
JSC Seeks Nominees for Maui Circuit Court
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 996 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, December 27, 2018
Mazie Hirono mum on charity invitation from Catholic group she criticized as 'extreme'
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 1688 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 :: 1637 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 :: 1293 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 :: 1182 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 :: 1982 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

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

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Monday, December 03, 2018
JSC Seeks Nominees for First Circuit Court--Two Vacancies
By News Release @ 1:22 AM :: 1008 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 :: 2020 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 :: 2994 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 :: 1430 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 :: 2753 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 :: 1633 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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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Chief Justice Appoints Summer Kupau-Odo as District Court Judge
By News Release @ 10:31 AM :: 1822 Views :: Judiciary

...The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are....

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Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Ige Selling Judgeships? Nominates Campaign Manager for Appeals Court
By News Release @ 12:25 AM :: 2812 Views :: Judiciary

...What an amazing coincidence for the guy who magically resigned as Ige’s campaign manager the day before his name was picked by that very Judicial Selection Commission....

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Sunday, October 07, 2018
Hirono Won’t Say Whether Harassing Senators in Restaurants is ‘Going Too Far’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 PM :: 1846 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Judiciary

...“This is the kind of activism that occurs and people make their own decisions. If they violate the law, then they have to account for that.”....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Hirono: FBI Investigation a 'Farce'
By Selected News Articles @ 12:44 PM :: 1501 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...Hirono made the comments after MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow opined Wednesday that “Democrats don’t pressure the FBI the way that Republicans do.”....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Hirono Rhetoric Backfires--"Republican Party Favorability Highest in Seven Years"
By Selected News Articles @ 7:22 PM :: 2120 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary, Republican Party

...Please keep putting this Senator Hir-Oh-NO-she-didn't-just-say-that-yes-she-did on TV every single day from now until the midterms....

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Monday, September 24, 2018
Senator Hirono Didn’t Always Tell Men to ‘Shut Up’ and Believe Accusers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 2583 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History, Judiciary

...Senator Mazie Hirono today poses as a brave feminist cultural warrior, but when it really counted in her own backyard in Hawaii, she was AWOL....

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Sunday, September 23, 2018
Video: Hirono Left Twisting in Wind as Blasey-Ford 'Witnesses' Refuse to Back Story
By Video @ 3:16 PM :: 2148 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...Hirono: Kavanaugh Doesn’t Get Presumption of Innocence Because of His ‘Ideological Agenda’....

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Hirono: FBI Should Investigate Witness Tampering Against Alleged Kavanaugh Accuser
By Selected News Articles @ 12:44 PM :: 1371 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...Hirono claimed Wednesday that the death threats that have allegedly been made against Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford are “witness tampering”....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Hirono: SCOTUS Seat Could Stay Vacant for Two Years
By Selected News Articles @ 7:27 PM :: 1952 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...Senator Hirono says "I just want to say to the men of this country: Just shut up….”

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Hawaii v Trump: House Judiciary Committee Moves to Ban Nationwide Injunctions
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 1698 Views :: Judiciary

...The Committee marked up HR6730 Sept 13.  Next stop, House floor....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Supreme Court: Applicants Sought for Grand Jury Counsel, Disciplinary Board, Bar Examiners
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 1318 Views :: Judiciary

...Applicants Sought to Fill Vacancy on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court and Applicants Sought for Board of Bar Examiners....

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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Hirono: Kavanaugh 'Critical' 8th Vote in Rice v Cayetano
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 2524 Views :: Hawaii History, Judiciary, OHA

...Will Justice Brett Kavanaugh become the ‘critical’ 8th vote against racially discriminatory OHA elections?  Could Kavanaugh become the ‘decisive’ 10th vote against the Hawaii Supreme Court’s Ceded Lands Decision.  Or maybe Hirono is afraid Kavanaugh will be the fifth vote against Nai Aupuni....

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Monday, August 13, 2018
Waihee Foreclosure Hour? Dubin Escapes 'Interim Suspension’ -- Still Facing Disbarment
By Andrew Walden @ 9:49 PM :: 4283 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Now we know how Waihee isn’t getting paid.... 

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
​Mortgage Fraud: DCCA ‘Findings of Fact’ Expose Dubin Financial
By Andrew Walden @ 1:45 AM :: 3199 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Politicians

...Hawaii foreclosure attorney Gary V Dubin and ex-Governor John Waihee III are going all-out in an effort to rustle up more foreclosure clients for the Dubin Law Firm—even as state disciplinary proceedings threaten Dubin’s law license....

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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Telescope: Cultural Property Ownership Gets You Only One Proceeding
By Robert Thomas @ 5:14 AM :: 1943 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Judiciary

...The court held that Mr. Flores -- a native Hawaiian who claims a cultural interest in the mountaintop -- owned "property," but that he had the opportunity to protect that interest in a a parallel administrative proceeding, and didn't need another one....

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Monday, August 06, 2018
State Rolls Out Phase Two of Payroll Modernization
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 1553 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Judiciary, OHA

...This second phase included an additional 20,000 employees of the Legislature, Judiciary, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Executive branch departments....

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Saturday, August 04, 2018
Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Kevin A. K. Souza
By News Release @ 10:30 PM :: 1438 Views :: Family, Judiciary

...Written comments must be postmarked or faxed by Thursday, November 1, 2018....

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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Senate Unanimously Confirms Jill Otake to Serve on Hawaii Federal Court
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 1219 Views :: Judiciary

...Jill Otake currently serves as an Assistant United States Attorney and as the Acting Chief of the Special Crimes Section in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawaii....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel – Fifth Circuit (Kauai)
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 1312 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary

...If you are interested in being considered for a one-year appointment, please submit a resume by November 02, 2018....

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Saturday, July 28, 2018
Foreclosure Hour? ODC Investigation Targets Attorney Gary V Dubin
By Andrew Walden @ 11:15 PM :: 3588 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Governor John Waihee’s ‘Foreclosure Hour’ AM830 radio host, attorney Gary V Dubin, is being investigated by the State Office of Disciplinary Counsel....

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Saturday, July 28, 2018
Trump Hits Roadblocks in Remaking the Nation’s Most Liberal Court
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:13 PM :: 1314 Views :: Judiciary

...Earlier this month, the Senate confirmed a Trump nominee from Hawaii to the 9th Circuit despite heavy opposition from conservative Republicans. Trump withdrew a nominee from Oregon, however, although he was regarded as conservative....

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Friday, July 20, 2018
Homeless Outreach Court expands to Wahiawa, Waianae
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 1445 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary

...During the first 18 months of the program 86 defendants participated in COC, 950 non-violent cases were cleared, and 39 people moved off the street and into housing....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Senate Votes 72-27: Former AG Mark Bennett Confirmed to 9th Circuit Court
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 1255 Views :: Judiciary

...Mark will put his skills and experience to good use on the bench as a fair and impartial judge, beholden to nothing but the law and the Constitution....

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Sunday, June 24, 2018
Travel Ban, Forced Union Dues Decisions Coming in Supreme Court's Final Week
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 1997 Views :: National News, Judiciary, Labor

...The union dues case, Janus v. AFSCME, is the latest challenge to a 1977 precedent called Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, which allows public sector unions to collect fees from non-members....

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