Hawaii

71 ABA Journal Hawaii articles.

Hawaii asks to go straight to 9th Circuit en banc review of Trump travel ban preliminary injunction

President Donald Trump’s second order limiting travel from majority-Muslim countries is headed for the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals—possibly the full court.

The state of Hawaii petitioned…

Hawaii federal judge extends order blocking revised travel ban, ‘will not crawl into a corner’

A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction that blocks President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson said the revised ban likely violated…

In response to Hawaii lawsuit, DOJ argues that revision of Trump travel ban removes legal problems
President Donald Trump’s new executive order limiting travel to the United States doesn’t have the legal problems courts have found with the first order, the Department of Justice argued today.
ABA scores wins on attorney-client privilege and independence of the legal profession

The ABA achieved some significant victories during the past year by advocating for revisions to key federal regulations that will protect the independence of the legal profession and preserve the…

With help of new laws, Aloha State says hello to tourists, goodbye to some among homeless population

With a cost of living that is one of the highest in the country, Hawaii has a limited supply of affordable housing.

But, due in part to its warm weather,…

Takata says up to 40M more air bags must be recalled; Hawaii sues on consumers’ behalf

Adding to the largest recall in U.S. auto safety history, Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp. on Monday said it was recalling an additional 14 million air bags in vehicles in this…

California lawmakers OK raising legal smoking age from 18 to 21

The California state senate on Thursday gave the final legislative OK to a package of smoking bills, sending to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration new rules that would, among other…

Passersby douse courthouse flames with building fire extinguishers; police seek arson suspect

A Thursday morning fire at a courthouse on Hawaii’s Big Island had already been doused by passersby with fire extinguishers by the time police and firefighters arrived.

But an investigation…

Jan. 17, 1893: Hawaii’s monarchy ends
Hawaii lawyer surrenders law license to avoid disciplinary proceedings

A Hawaii lawyer has surrendered her law license to stave off disciplinary proceedings against her.

Diana Danmeyer of Kailua-Kona had been accused of diverting client funds and other ethics violations,…

Man gets 10 months for threats in voice mail to federal judge

Sentenced by a federal judge in Hawaii to a 27-month prison term for burglary in 2002, followed by more supervised release time, Julius Hudson completed his sentence in 2007. For…

Lawyers pay $1M and apologize to resolve ‘provably false’ claims made in sex-abuse suit

Two lawyers have paid at least $1 million and apologized to resolve counterclaims and countersuits brought by two entertainment industry executives in a teen-sex-abuse case that the attorneys say they…

Lawyer’s conviction for licking client’s ear is upheld on appeal

A Hawaii appeals court has upheld the misdemeanor harassment conviction of a lawyer accused of licking a client’s ear.

The lawyer, Lawrence McCreery of Kauai, had argued a district court…

Should Hawaii cops retain exemption allowing sex with prostitutes? Lawmakers debate the issue

Hawaii lawmakers are considering whether to eliminate an exemption to the state’s prostitution law that allows police acting within their official duties to have sex with prostitutes.

The unusual exemption…

Injured lawyer pulls surviving colleagues from burning plane crash wreckage

A chartered plane crashed Wednesday on the Hawaiian island of Lanai, killing the pilot and two employees for the Maui County planning department and injuring three others.

However, the outcome…

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