by Robert Thomas, Inverse Condemnation August 23, 2011
Today, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser filed a Complaint asking the circuit court to order the Governor to publicly release the list of judicial nominees presented to him by the Judicial Selection Commission, now that the Hawaii Senate has consented to the Governor's appointment of Justice McKenna. The Governor has refused the Star-Advertiser's multiple requests, notwithstanding the Office of Information Practices’ opinion that the list must be disclosed because any justification for withholding "would end once a nominee is confirmed by the Senate."
Read the story in the Star-Advertiser here.
We won't add more since we represent the paper, but here's the Complaint (Exhibits A - N referenced in the complaint are here):
Full Text: Complaint, Star-Advertiser v Abercrombie, Civ No 11-1-1871-08 (filed 8-23-2011)