Chief Justice Ronald T. Y. Moon announced today that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for one vacancy at the District Court of the Second Circuit (island of Maui). The vacancy occurred upon the expiration of the term of Judge Simone Polak on May 27, 2010.
The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are:
Michelle L. Drewyer
Tracy A. Jones
Blaine J. Kobayashi
Adriel C.S. Menor
Kimberly A.B. Sloper
Inasmuch as the Chief Justice has the discretion to assign judges to the district or district family court calendar, any comments about the qualifications and character of any of the nominees with regard to both calendar assignments may be sent, in writing, to:
The Honorable Ronald T. Y. Moon
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Hawaii
417 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
WRITTEN comments should be submitted in ONE of the following methods: (1) mail; (2) email; (3) fax; or (4) hand delivery, and must be submitted no later than THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010. ALL COMMENTS WILL BE CONFIDENTIAL.
The individual selected by the Chief Justice for the vacancy is subject to Senate confirmation.