Chief Justice Ronald T. Y. Moon announced [Dec. 31, 2003] that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for one vacancy at the District Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii, and one vacancy at the District Family Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii. The names submitted by the Judicial Selection Commission for each of the vacancies are listed below:

For the vacancy that occurred upon the elevation of the Honorable Rhonda Nishimura to the circuit court on June 20, 2003:

*Patrick W. Border
*William A. Cardwell
*Darwin L. D. Ching
*Sherri-Ann L. Iha
*Edwin C. Nacino
*Peter T. Stone

For the vacancy that occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Darryl Choy on December 30, 2003:

*David M. Hayakawa
*Christine E. Kuriyama
*Margaret K. Masunaga
*Edwin C. Nacino
*Shawna J. Sodersten
*Lori H. Wada

Anyone who would like to comment about the character and qualifications of any of the nominees before the Chief Justice makes his selection should mail, fax or deliver their written comments to:

Chief Justice Ronald T. Y. Moon, Supreme Court of Hawaii, 417 S. King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 or fax to: 539-4703

Written comments must be post-marked, faxed or delivered no later than ”Friday, Jan. 9, 2004.” Comments may be delivered to the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office at 417 S. King Street (the building directly behind the Kamehameha statue, first floor). ”All comments will be confidential.”

The individual selected by the Chief Justice for each vacancy is subject to Senate confirmation.

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