Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Edmund D. AcobaPosted on Nov 25, 2016 in JSC Press Releases, Judicial Selection Commission
For immediate release: November 25, 2016
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR RETENTION THE HONORABLE EDMUND D. ACOBA
The Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaiʻi, announces that the term of the Honorable Edmund D. Acoba as District Judge of the District Court of the Fifth Circuit, State of Hawaiʻi, will expire on May 26, 2017. Judge Acoba, in accordance with Section 3, Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi, has petitioned to be retained in office and to be renewed for an additional term. The Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi empowers the Commission to determine whether Judge Acoba should be retained in office for an additional term of six years.
The Commission invites interested persons to submit written comments or fill out an evaluation form on whether Judge Acoba 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 the form JS-P-081, Judicial Retention Evaluation Form. Written comments and/or form JS-P-081 must be postmarked or faxed by February 23, 2017 to:
Commission Chair James A. Kawachika, Esq.
Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawaiʻi
417 S. King Street
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813
FAX: (808) 538-5205