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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Full Text: 2017 State of the Judiciary Address
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 4744 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 :: 4001 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 :: 4994 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 :: 6465 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 :: 5229 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

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

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Friday, January 6, 2017
Clyde Wadsworth Named Hawaii Solicitor General
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 4074 Views :: Judiciary

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

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Friday, January 6, 2017
Applicants Wanted for State Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 4640 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 5, 2017
Intermediate Court of Appeals: JSC Nominates Ige Campaign Chair and some other people
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 5922 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 :: 4139 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 3, 2016
Chief Justice Appoints Judges for Kauai, Hawaii Districts
By News Release @ 12:17 PM :: 4313 Views :: Judiciary

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

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Friday, September 2, 2016
Applicants Sought for Board of Bar Examiners
By News Release @ 11:17 AM :: 3783 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 :: 5397 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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Thursday, August 4, 2016
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 3852 Views :: Judiciary

...for two vacancies – one in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit (island of Kauai) upon the retirement of Judge Trudy K.T. Senda in December, and one in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit (island of Hawaii) as a result of the retirement of Judge Lloyd X. Van De Car....

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Full Text: Attorney General Sues Bounty Hunter Duane Dog Chapman
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 5669 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Other bail bond companies are also being reviewed....

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Monday, July 11, 2016
AG Seeks Deputy Solicitors General
By Robert Thomas @ 7:43 PM :: 4780 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Judiciary
Come on, live the dream!
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Friday, July 1, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court Clarifies Appeals Clock
By Robert Thomas @ 4:47 PM :: 5499 Views :: Higher Education, Judiciary

...the Hawaii Supreme Court clarified a point of appellate procedure that has been unnecessarily vague -- and therefore dangerous -- for a while....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Hawaii Federalist Society: Supreme Court Term in Review
By Robert Thomas @ 12:58 AM :: 4196 Views :: Judiciary

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:30am

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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Hawaii Access to Justice Conference 2016
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 4161 Views :: Judiciary

...held on June 24, 2016, at the William S. Richardson School of Law....

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Friday, June 24, 2016
Privatization: 20 Years of UPW Garbage in Hawaii’s Courts
By Selected News Articles @ 10:02 PM :: 7906 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Judiciary, Labor

20 years ago, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that an agreement between the County of Hawaii and a private contractor for the operation of a county landfill violated civil service laws....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Judiciary Expands ‘Steps to Avoid Eviction’ Program
By News Release @ 2:03 AM :: 5284 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary

Tenants and landlords are being pointed to resources designed to prevent disputes from escalating to eviction....

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Thursday, June 2, 2016
New Judges Appointed for Oahu, Big Island
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 4578 Views :: Judiciary

James S. Kawashima--District Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu) 

M. Kanani Laubach--District Family Court of Third Circuit (Island of Hawaii)

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Big Island Council Candidate’s Eligibility
By Robert Thomas @ 11:42 PM :: 5937 Views :: Judiciary, Office of Elections

If there's one thing that makes lawyers sit bolt upright in a sweat at 3 am, it's the prospect of missing a jurisdictional deadline....

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules on Big Cabbage Case
By Robert Thomas @ 11:20 PM :: 9080 Views :: Agriculture, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Police

...the unanimous Hawaii Supreme Court threw out the conviction of the farmer, tagged by Officer Fuiava of Five-O for transporting a load of cabbage uncovered....

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Monday, May 16, 2016
Hawaii Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates 15 Successful Graduates
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 5366 Views :: Judiciary, Military

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

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Telescope to Avoid "Death By A Thousand Days?"
By Robert Thomas @ 3:42 PM :: 7884 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, Judiciary, OHA

"Why not just send it straight to the justices, if they are going to decide it eventually?”

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Act 48: Enviro Disputes Go Directly to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 6919 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, Judiciary, OHA

...contested case hearings before the commissions on Water Resource Management, Land Use, Public Utilities, the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority and cases involving conservation districts, to be directly appealed to the Hawai‘i Supreme Court....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Hawaii Ranks Third in Nationwide Access to Justice Study
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 4565 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Judiciary

The Justice Index 2016 Findings, just released by the National Center for Access to Justice, ranks Hawaii among the top three states....

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 4296 Views :: Judiciary

... two vacancies – one in the District Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu) and one in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit (Island of Hawaii) ....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Federal Grant Backs New Honolulu Homeless Court
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 5624 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary

Defendants who agree to plea deals will be offered alternative sentences such as community service or enrollment in court-ordered treatment....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Chief Justice Appoints Darien W.L. Ching Nagata as Hawaii Island District Court Judge
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 3680 Views :: Judiciary

If confirmed by the State Senate, Nagata will serve a term of six years....

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Saturday, April 2, 2016
Dubanoski Appointed to Judicial Selection Commission
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 3909 Views :: Judiciary

Chief Justice Recktenwald appointed Dr. Dubanoski to the Commission, replacing Dr. Phyllis C. Horner, for the remainder of her term, effective April 2, 2016 and expiring on April 1, 2019....

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Saturday, March 19, 2016
Hawaii State Judiciary “Connect-A-Vet” resource fair
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 5105 Views :: Judiciary, Military

The Veterans Treatment Court of the First Circuit teamed up with community service providers....

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Friday, February 26, 2016
If judges act like politicians, shouldn't they be treated like politicians?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:26 AM :: 4564 Views :: Judiciary
Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski "wisely admonished his fellow judges that 'When we act act like politicians, we will be treated like politicians.'"
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Applicants Sought for Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 4182 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

Applications due March 18, 2016 ....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
It’s the Judges, Stupid
By Andrew Walden @ 8:53 PM :: 9363 Views :: Greenmail, Judiciary, OHA

Telescope, HC&S, Superferry:  Going, going, gone.  Are protesters to blame?  Think again.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
What Scalia Taught Us
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:20 PM :: 4695 Views :: Judiciary

...9 Zingers From the Sharp Mind of Justice Scalia....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Oahu Girls Court Celebrates Strength Through Adversity
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 3746 Views :: Judiciary

The Oahu Girls Court celebrated the 13th class who successfully completed the Girls Court program at a special ceremony held on Thursday, February 11....

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Western States try again at Freeing Themselves from 9th Circuit Court
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 AM :: 4169 Views :: Judiciary

...Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R) introduced legislation that would split up the 9th Circuit and add a new 12th Circuit....

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Time To Elect Hawaii's Judges? Maybe Not Such A Bad Idea.
By Robert Thomas @ 1:55 AM :: 4426 Views :: Judiciary

The Hawaii Legislature is evaluating a series of bills which, taken collectively, would radically overhaul the way judges and justices are selected....

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Friday, January 29, 2016
Advocates for Abused and Neglected Children Needed on Oahu
By News Release @ 6:28 PM :: 5005 Views :: Family, Judiciary

Interested persons must attend a mandatory CASA training program....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Kauai Girls Court Celebrates Success of First Cohort
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 5917 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary

Girls Court is the Judiciary’s innovative effort to stem the rising tide of female delinquency in Hawaii, where the proportion of female juvenile arrests has been significantly higher than the national average....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Indict Somebody: Judiciary Hiring Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 4208 Views :: Judiciary

First & Third Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel....

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Thursday, December 24, 2015
Judges Lead Grassroots Effort to Help Landlords and Tenants Curb Evictions
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 5627 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary

Group named STAE (Steps to Avoid Eviction) to distribute flyers in the community....

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Friday, December 18, 2015
Judiciary: Six Funds out of Compliance
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:37 PM :: 3987 Views :: Judiciary

One special fund and five trust funds did not meet criteria...

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Big Island Veterans Treatment Court Recognizes Its First Graduate
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 5627 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Military

Six veterans are now enrolled in the Hilo and Kona Veterans Treatment Courts since the program’s inception in November 2014....

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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Hawaii earns a D- for Civil Forfeiture Laws
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 7756 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

Hawaii’s civil forfeiture laws are among the nation’s worst....

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Monday, November 9, 2015
New Data Shows Veterans Treatment Court Surge
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 5195 Views :: Judiciary, Military

Nationally, Veterans Treatment Courts are serving an estimated 13,200 veterans who would otherwise be incarcerated....

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Saturday, October 24, 2015
Hawaii Veterans Treatment Court Graduates Five
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 5725 Views :: Judiciary, Military

The Hawaii State Supreme Court courtroom was filled with supporters of the five U.S. veterans who completed the intensive two-year program.....

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Saturday, October 24, 2015
Chief Justice Appoints James C. McWhinnie Oahu District Court Judge
By News Release @ 7:28 PM :: 4672 Views :: Judiciary

If confirmed by the State Senate, McWhinnie will serve a term of six years....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Public Comment Period Opens for 1st & 3rd Circuit Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 7:33 PM :: 6800 Views :: Judiciary

Comments must be post-marked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Friday, October 9, 2015....

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