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Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Press Releases

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced today that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for the current vacancy in the District Court of the Third Circuit (county of Hawaii). The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are:

Jeffery N. Burleson
Wendy M. DeWeese
Margaret K. Masunaga
Michael H. Schlueter
Cynthia T. Tai
Kimberly B.M. Taniyama

Because the Chief Justice has the discretion to assign judges to the district or district family court calendar, comments about the qualifications and character of any of the nominees with regard to either calendar assignment may be sent, in writing, to:

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald
Supreme Court of Hawaii
417 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Fax: 808-539-4703

Comments must be post-marked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Friday, September 26, 2014. All comments will be kept confidential.

The individual selected by the Chief Justice is subject to Senate confirmation.

For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at

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