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Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Edwin C. Nacino

Posted on Jul 19, 2019 in JSC Press Releases, Judicial Selection Commission

The Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaii, announces that the term of the Honorable Edwin C. Nacino as Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii, will expire on January 27, 2020.  Judge Nacino, 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 Hawaii empowers the Commission to determine whether Judge Nacino 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 Nacino 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 to access and fill out form JS-P-081, Judicial Retention Evaluation Form.  Written comments and/or form JS-P-081 must be postmarked or faxed by Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to:

Commission Chair Ronette M. Kawakami, Esq.
Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawaii
417 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Fax:  (808) 538-5205

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