Chief Justice Seeks Written Comments on Judicial Nominees

Chief Justice Ronald T. Y. Moon announced today that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for the vacancy in the District Court of the Second Circuit (island of Maui). The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Reinette Cooper on October 1, 2006. The names submitted by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are:

Benjamin M. Acob
Mimi DesJardins
Kelsey T. Kawano
Marie J. Kosegarten
Keith E. Tanaka
Davelynn M. Tengan

Anyone who would like to comment about the character and qualifications of any of the nominees before the Chief Justice makes his selection should mail, fax, or deliver their written comments to:

Chief Justice Ronald T. Y. Moon
Supreme Court of Hawai`i
417 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Fax: 539-4703

WRITTEN comments must be post-marked, faxed, or delivered no later than MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006. Comments may be delivered to the Supreme Court Clerk's Office at 417 S. King Street (the building directly behind the Kamehameha statue, first floor). ALL COMMENTS WILL BE CONFIDENTIAL.

The individual selected by the Chief Justice for the vacancy is subject to Senate confirmation.

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Contact: Marsha E. Kitagawa 539-4909

For more information, contact the public affairs office at 808-539-4909 or via email at pao@courts.state.hi.us.

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