Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Richard T. Bissen, Jr.Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in JSC Retention, Judicial Selection Commission
For immediate release: October 29, 2014
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR RETENTION THE HONORABLE RICHARD T. BISSEN, JR.
The Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaii, announces that the term of the Honorable Richard T. Bissen, Jr. as Judge, Circuit Court of the Second Circuit, (island of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoʻolawe and Molokini), State of Hawaii, will expire on April 28, 2015. Judge Bissen, in accordance with Section 3, Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii, has petitioned to be retained in office and to be renewed for an additional term. The Constitution of the State of Hawaii empowers the Commission to determine whether Judge Bissen should be retained in office for an additional term of ten years.
The Commission invites interested persons to submit written comments or fill out an evaluation form on whether Judge Bissen should be retained in office for a new term. All written comments and evaluation forms will be kept CONFIDENTIAL.
Please visit the Commission’s website and fill out form JS-P-081, Judicial Evaluation Retention Form. Written comments and/or form JS-P-081 must be postmarked or faxed by January 27, 2015 to:
Commission Chair Doris M. Ching, EdD Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawaii
417 S. King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
FAX: (808) 538-5205