Sumary of Experience, diversity concerns raised on appeals court nominee:
- Daniel Gluck’s nomination to Hawaii’s Intermediate Court of Appeals has raised questions about his lack of experience before Hawaii’s high courts compared to other candidates, along with concerns about diversifying the appeals panel, which is considered a possible pathway to the Hawaii Supreme Court.
- Wednesday, followed by a separate decision- making meeting of the Judiciary Committee at 10:30 a.
- ” Buenaventura has represented clients before the Intermediate Court of Appeals who claimed they had ineffective counsel.
- “We acknowledge that at present, there are no native Hawaiian, Filipino, Pacific Islander, or African American judges at the Supreme Court or the ICA,” according to the letter.
- “It has been over 20 years since a native Hawaiian has been appointed to serve on the Hawai‘i Supreme Court and nearly 30 years since a native Hawaiian has been appointed to serve on the ICA.
- Karl Rhoads, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called the six-seat Inter- mediate Court of Appeals Hawaii’s “workhorse court” that typically handles a full docket since clients and defendants do not have an automatic right to appeal to the Hawaii Supreme Court.
- Michael Sea- bright of Honolulu’s U.S. District Court and James E.
- the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Honolulu and the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in Charleston, S.C.