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TAG: Hawaii Supreme Court
November 18, 2015

VIDEO: Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Issues Order on TMT

The state Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an order that effectively halts construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea while the court’s final decision on an appeal is under review.
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October 01, 2015

Online Travel Companies Pay State Millions

The State of Hawai‘i has recovered $53.1 million in general excise taxes, penalties and interest from online travel companies, including Travelocity.Com LLP, Expedia Inc., Orbitz LLC and Priceline.Com LLP from tax litigation that began in 2011.
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August 17, 2015

Applicants Sought for Board of Bar Examiners

he Nominating Committee of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court is accepting applications from attorneys who wish to serve as members of the Board of Bar Examiners.
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August 29, 2014

Maui Primary Election Lawsuit Among 3 Dismissed

Mayoral Candidate Nelson Waikiki Jr. filed a lawsuit against state Elections Chief Scott Nago, contesting the results of the election. It was among three separate challenges to the primary election that were dismissed by the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court.
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August 21, 2014

Big Island Makeup Election Challenged in Hawaiʻi Supreme Court

A lawsuit was filed in state Supreme Court today challenging the make-up election held on Friday, August 15, for two Hawaiʻi Island precincts that were closed on primary election day due to the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Iselle.
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February 18, 2014

Judge Michael Wilson Appointed to Hawaiʻi Supreme Court

The appointment is subject to state Senate confirmation and fills the upcoming vacancy being created by the retirement of Associate Justice Simeon Acoba next month.
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October 31, 2013

Maui HS Junior Wins $500 for Essay on Volunteering

Maui High School junior Christopher Kim was recognized by the Hawai`i State Bar Association and the Hawai`i Access to Justice Commission for an essay he wrote on volunteerism.
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April 23, 2013

Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Issues Order to Disbar Maui Attorney

The Hawaiʻi Supreme Court issued an order to disbar Maui Attorney Steven B. Songstad from practicing law in the State of Hawaiʻi.
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March 28, 2012

Applicants Sought for Chair of the Elections Commission

Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald is seeking applicants for Chair of the 9-member Hawaii State Elections Commission.
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April 20, 2011

Ethics Complaints Against Councilmember White Dismissed

While the Board was reviewing the complaints it recently dismissed, two additional complaints were filed with the Board
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March 14, 2011

Hawaii Judiciary Seeking Non-Attorney To Oversee Dishonest Lawyers

Applicants are being sought by the Hawaii Judiciary to fill a vacancy on the board of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection (LFCP).
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January 25, 2011

Governor Selects Judge McKenna as Supreme Court Nominee

Governor Neil Abercrombie today introduced his nomination for Associate Justice to the Hawaii Supreme Court.
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August 13, 2010

Mark Recktenwald nominated as Chief Justice for Hawaii Supreme Court

Governor Linda Lingle today nominated Associate Justice Mark E. Recktenwald to serve as Chief Justice of the Hawai‘i State Supreme Court.  If confirmed, Recktenwald, 54, would succeed Chief Justice Ronald Moon to become Hawai‘i’s fifth Chief Justice; serving an initial 10-year term as the head of the State’s highest court, while overseeing the Hawai‘i Judiciary. “I... Read more »
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October 20, 2009

Hawaii Supreme Court Rules on Kahoohalahala Residency

The Hawaii Supreme Court issued an opinion today that Maui County Councilmember Sol Kahoohalahala is without merit in a challenge over his residency in the 2008 election. The case began when Lanai resident Micahel Dupree and 11 other registered voters from Lanai sent letters to the county clerk alleging that Kahoohalahala was not a resident... Read more »
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July 22, 2009


Governor Linda Lingle today named Craig H. Nakamura to serve as the chief judge of the Hawai’i Intermediate Court of Appeals. Nakamura served as an associate judge on the Intermediate Court of Appeals since April 2004.  If confirmed by the State Senate, he would fill the seat left vacant by former Chief Judge Mark Recktenwald,... Read more »
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