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Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Summer M. M. Kupau-Odo (Release Date: 06/07/2024)

Posted on Jun 7, 2024 in JSC Press Releases, JSC Retention, Judicial Selection Commission, Our Judges, Retention

For immediate release:  June 7, 2024

The Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaiʻi, announces that the term of the Honorable Summer M. M. Kupau-Odo as District Judge of the District Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaiʻi, will expire on November 28, 2024.  Judge Kupau-Odo, in accordance with Section 3, Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi, has petitioned to be retained in office and to be renewed for an additional term.  The Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi empowers the Commission to determine whether Judge Kupau-Odo should be retained in office for an additional term of six years.

The Commission invites interested persons to submit written comments or fill out an evaluation form on whether Judge Kupau-Odo should be retained in office for a new term.  All written comments and evaluation forms will be kept CONFIDENTIAL.

Please visit the Commission’s website to access and fill out form JS-P-081, Judicial Retention Evaluation Form.  Written comments and/or form JS-P-081 must be postmarked or faxed by August 6, 2024 to:

Commission Kamani B. Kualaʻau
Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawaiʻi
417 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813

Fax:  (808) 538-5205

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