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Masunaga sworn in as District Judge

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor Margaret Masunaga is the island’s newest judge. Masunaga was sworn in Tuesday as Third Circuit District Court judge by Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald. After the oath of office, she was helped into her robes for the first time by husband Gail and daughters Colette and Jana. […]

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Third Circuit District Court nominees announced

MEDIA RELEASE Under the Constitution of the State of Hawaii, Article VI, Appointment of Justices and Judges, Section 3: “The chief justice, with the consent of the Senate, shall fill a vacancy in the district courts by appointing a person from a list of not less than six nominees for the vacancy presented by the […]

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Nakamoto sworn in as Family Court judge

Special to Hawaii 24/7 Henry Nakamoto was sworn in Tuesday, June 10 as the island’s newest Family Court judge. Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald gave the oath to Nakamoto at a ceremony at Hilo Court House. Nakamoto was joined by his wife Joyce, two sons and parents at the swearing-in ceremony and a reception after the […]

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Hawaii Supreme Court takes oral argument at Kealakehe

Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald: ‘This gives students the opportunity to go beyond the textbooks and experience a Supreme Court oral argument in person’

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Public comment sought on judicial nominees

MEDIA RELEASE Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald is seeking written comment on judicial nominees for the upcoming vacancy in the District Court of the Third Circuit (county of Hawaii). The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are: * Lincoln S.T. Ashida * Paul K. Hamano * Jo Kim […]

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Recommendations to strengthen juvenile justice system

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Senate President Donna Mercado Kim and House Speaker Joseph Souki today received a comprehensive package of policy recommendations from Hawaii’s Juvenile Justice Working Group. In August, these four state leaders charged the inter-branch, bipartisan working group with developing policy recommendations to maximize the effectiveness of Hawaii’s […]

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Hawaii Supreme Court hearing oral argument in Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE WHAT: Hawaii Supreme Court Convening on Big Island WHO: Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald Associate Justice Paula Nakayama Associate Justice Simeon Acoba, Jr. Associate Justice Sabrina McKenna Associate Justice Richard Pollack Joy A. San Buenaventura, Attorney for Petitioner Andrew S. Iwashita, Attorney for Respondent WHEN: 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 WHERE: UH Hilo Performing […]

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State initiative to cut juvenile crime

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Sen. President Donna Mercado Kim, and Rep. Mele Carroll have announced the launch of a new effort to increase public safety and hold juvenile offenders accountable for their actions, while reducing costs to Hawaii taxpayers. A new bipartisan, inter-branch working group will analyze the state’s juvenile […]

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Chief Justice delivers State of Judiciary

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald has delivered his biennial State of the Judiciary address on the Judiciary’s new YouTube channel. It is the first time the speech has been delivered via social media. “The tradition of Hawaii’s chief justice presenting a report to the legislature has been in place for at […]

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Chief justices visit with isle students

Hawaii 24/7 Staff California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and Hawaii Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald visited Friday with Big Island students to talk about their experiences in the legal profession. They were quizzed on their backgrounds, what drew them to the legal world and how students can develop their interest in a legal career. Cantil-Sakauye’s father […]

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Measures to improve justice system become law

Measures to improve justice system become law

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed into law a comprehensive policy package contained in two measures – House Bill 2515 and Senate Bill 2776 – designed to lower recidivism, increase efficiency in the criminal justice system, and ensure accountability of people convicted of crimes. The bills are based on recommendations of the Justice Reinvestment […]

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Kim: Support Court Fee Intercept Act

Kim: Support Court Fee Intercept Act

(Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other than the writer. Hawaii 24/7 reserves the right to refuse any column deemed to be misinformation, of an unethical nature, a personal attack, or […]

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Kealakehe site selected for Judiciary Complex in Kona

Kealakehe site selected for Judiciary Complex in Kona

MEDIA RELEASE Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has selected a site across the street from the West Hawaii Civic Center for the new judiciary complex in Kona. The 10-acre Kealakehe parcel is owned by the state and is located at the intersection of Kealakehe Parkway and Ane Keohokalole Highway. The Kona Judiciary Complex, which will […]

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Applicants sought to lead state Elections Commission

Applicants sought to lead state Elections Commission

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald is seeking applicants for Chair of the Hawaii State Elections Commission. The chief justice is required to promptly fill any elections commission member vacancy not filled within the statutorily required time. Anyone interested in serving as Chair of the Hawaii Elections Commission should submit a […]

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