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Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 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 First Circuit (Oahu) as a result of the retirement of the Honorable Leslie A. Hayashi. The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are:

Brian A. Costa
William M. Domingo
Thomas A.K. Haia
Timothy E. Ho
James S. Kawashima
Linda S. Martell

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 96813F
ax: 808-539-4703

Comments must be post-marked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Friday, March 6, 2015. 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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