On Tuesday, August 3, 2010 we live blogged the Hawaii Senate Committee of Judiciary and Government Operations hearing on the confirmation of Katherine G. Leonard as Chief Justice to the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii.
Our lead blogger was my Damon Key colleague Rebecca Copeland, whose last position was as a Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Hawaii, where she argued important appeals for the State. She attended the hearing, and tracked the testimony in real time. Also joining us was Charles Foster, a Kauai attorney who blogs at Planet Kauai, and Jesse Souki, who blogs at Hawaii Land Use Law and Policy. Also commenting was Mark Murakami (Hawaii Ocean Law blog).
The live blog is archived below.
- Governor's Message (appointing Judge Leonard)
- Our resource page, which includes a summary of the opinions Judge Leonard authored during her tenure as a judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals, and some thoughts on how to evaluate the nomination.