Hawaii Supreme Court News

HAWAII SUPREME COURT: Mahilani E.K. Hiatt Sworn In

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

The South Kohala District Court was the scene of much celebration as Mahilani E.K. Hiatt was sworn in as judge of the District Family Court of the Third Circuit before family, friends, and colleagues on August 31, 2018.

Hawaii Supreme Court rules Ige is Democrat gubernatorial primary winner

By Charmaine Little | Sep 7, 2018

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 27, the Supreme Court of Hawaii determined a candidate for governor who was upset by an incumbent in a primary election couldn’t prove the primary winner committed election fraud and bribery.

Hawaii Supreme Court rules backs state in Thirty Meter Telescope sublease case

By Marian Johns | Aug 16, 2018

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the state's Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR), saying it was not required to hold a contested case hearing prior to subleasing by the University of Hawaii (UH) to TMT International Observatory for the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.

Hawaii Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of state's use tax scheme

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Legal Newsline) – Hawaii Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki announced May 22 that the state’s Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the state’s use tax scheme in the case CompUSA Stores LP v. State of Hawaii, Department of Taxation.

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