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Media Advisory: Courts in the Community – Hawaii Supreme Court Holding Oral Argument at Waipahu High School

Posted on Nov 12, 2019 in News & Reports, Press Releases


November 12, 2019

WHAT:  Hawaii Supreme Court convening for oral argument on State vs. Celeste Baker

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
              Derek Kobayashi, President, Hawaii State Bar Association (emcee and moderator)

WHEN:  Thursday, November 14, 10 to 11 a.m.
                Doors open to the public at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:   Waipahu High School Gymnasium
                  94-1211 Farrington Highway
                  Waipahu, Hawaii 96797

Approximately 500 students from Campbell, Kapolei, Pearl City, Waianae, and Waipahu high schools will hear oral argument in the case of State of Hawaii vs. Celeste Baker.

Media desiring to film or photograph the argument should file an Application for Extended Coverage with the Chief Clerk’s 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.

Please note that photographing and filming the faces of the students will not be permitted. The Chief Justice and a few students will be available for on-camera interviews following the oral argument.

Oral argument will be followed by two separate question-and-answer sessions for the students; one with the attorneys and another with the five 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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