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Oral Argument Before the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals–CAAP-16-0000045

CAAP-16-0000045, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 9 a.m.

RICHARD W. BAKER, Appellant-Appellant vs. BRICKWOOD M. GALUTERIA, ABIGAIL L. GALUTERIA, and GLEN TAKAHASHI, City Clerk, City and County of Honolulu, Appellees-Appellees.

 The above-captioned case has been set for argument on the merits at:

Supreme Court Courtroom
Ali`iolani Hale, 2nd Floor
417 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Attorney for Appellant-Appellant RICHARD W. BAKER:

Lance D. Collins

Attorneys for Appellees-Appellees BRICKWOOD M. GALUTERIA and ABIGAIL L. GALUTERIA: 

William C. McCorriston and Jessica M. Wan of  McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP

Attorneys for Appellee-Appellee GLEN TAKAHASHI:

Ernest H. Nomura and Leslie P. Chinn, Deputies Corporation Counsel


Ewan C. Rayner, Patricia Ohara, and Valri Lei Kunimoto, Deputy Attorneys General

COURT: Leonard, Reifurth, and Fujise, JJ.

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Brief Description:

Appellant Richard W. Baker (Baker) appeals from the January 15, 2016 Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Decision and Order of the Board of Registration for Island of Oahu (the Board of Registration) in which the Board of Registration found and concluded, inter alia, that Appellees Brickwood M. Galuteria and Abigail L. Galuteria (the Galuterias) were residents of a certain address on Curtis Street in Honolulu, Hawaii, for the 2014 General Election, and were qualified to vote pursuant to their claim of residency at that address.  On this appeal, Baker contends that the Board of Registration abused its discretion and erred by failing to conclude that the Galuterias had not abandoned their Pakui Street home.  Baker also argues that both the City Clerk and the Board utilized flawed and/or unlawful procedures with respect to his challenge