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Media Advisory: Courts in the Community – Hawaii Supreme Court Holding Oral Argument at Kauai Community College

Posted on Apr 5, 2019 in News & Reports, Press Releases


April 5, 2019

WHAT:  Hawaii Supreme Court convening for oral argument
               In the Matter of BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles, Inc.

WHO:   Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald
              Associate Justice Paula A. Nakayama
              Associate Justice Sabrina S. McKenna
              Associate Justice Richard W. Pollack
              Associate Justice Michael D. Wilson
              Fifth Circuit Per Diem Judge Laurel Loo (emcee and moderator) )

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 10 to 11 a.m.
                Doors open to the public at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:   Kauai Community College
                  Performing Arts Center
                  3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy.
                  Lihue, Hawaii 96766

More than 300 students from Kauai high schools will watch the Hawaii Supreme Court hear oral argument in case number SCWC-14-1135 – In the Matter of BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles, Inc. This event is part of the Judiciary’s Courts in the Community program, an outreach initiative that provides students an opportunity to learn more about the Judiciary’s role in government and its function in resolving disputes in a democratic society.

To prepare, the participating students study a curriculum developed by the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center and the Students for Public Outreach and Civic Education of the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law. The students’ study culminates with a moot court activity facilitated by members of the Kauai Bar Association in which the students argue the pending case themselves.

Media desiring to film or photograph the argument should file an Application for Extended Coverage with the Chief Clerks Office. Only one media outlet need apply. The requirement that media pool coverage from one video camera or one still camera will be waived for this case.

Photographing or filming the faces of the students in the audience will not be allowed. The Chief Justice and a few students will be available for on-camera interviews following the oral argument.

Students will also participate in two question-and-answer sessions; one with the attorneys and another with the justices. The question-and-answer sessions will not be open to the media or the public, for the privacy of the students.



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