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Judicial Selection Commission Press Release District Court of the First Circuit Nominees

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 in JSC Press Releases, Judicial Selection Commission

For immediate release: September 23, 2015

JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST CIRCUIT NOMINEES

Under the Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi, 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 judicial selection commission.”

The Judicial Selection Commission is pleased to announce a list of nominees for the judicial office of District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit (island of Oʻahu), State of Hawaiʻi. The judicial office has been vacant since the retirement of former District Judge Faye M. Koyanagi.

The list of nominees selected by the Commission to fill the vacancy is as follows, in alphabetical order:

  • Brian A. Costa
  • Thomas A.K. Haia
  • Timothy E. Ho
  • Chastity T. Imamura
  • Regan M. Iwao
  • James S. Kawashima
  • Linda S. Martell
  • James C. McWhinnie
  • John Alberto Montalbano
  • Scott M. Spallina

The Chief Justice has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment.

Statistics

  • Total Applicants: 46, 9 Females; 37 Males
  • Government Attorneys: 18
  • Private Attorneys: 25
  • Per Diem Judges: 11
  • Age Range: (31-40) 5; (41-50) 11; (51-60) 21; (61-70) 9
  • Years Licensed Range: 9 years to 36 years.

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