Chief Justice Seeks Written Comments on Judicial Nominees

Chief Justice Ronald T. Y. Moon announced today that he is seeking public comment on nominees for a new district family court judgeship in the Third Circuit (Hamakua and North/South Kohala Districts), appropriated by the 2008 Legislature under Act 102, Session Laws of Hawai`i, effective October 1, 2008. The names of the nominees submitted by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are:

Melvin H. Fujino
Janet L.R. Garcia
Paul K. Hamano
Steven J. Kim
Henry T. Nakamoto
Andrew P. Wilson

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, OCTOBER 13, 2008. 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 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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