Waianae High Hosts Supreme Court Oral Argument 

Sen Shimabukuro 80AI watched history in the making on 12/10/15, when the HI Supreme Court held its first ever oral argument at the Waianae High School gym.  I was so impressed by the students’ interest in the complex subject matter, and their courage to ask questions of the lawyers involved in the case, and the justices themselves.

Special mahalo to the HI State Judiciary; former congresswoman and state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, and attorney Derek Kobayashi, who served as moderators; HSBA; ‘Olelo; all the Leeward Oahu school staff and students who participated from Waianae High, Island Pacific Academy, Pearl City High, Waipahu High, and Campbell High; and all others who made this event possible.

More information about this event can be found here:

http://www.courts.state.hi.us/news_and_reports/press_releases/2015/12/oral_argument_waianae.html
Here’s some photos from the event (click images to enlarge):


Waianae High School freshmen, teachers, and staff posed with the Justices.


Island Pacific Academy students, teachers, and staff posed with the Justices. 

Pearl City High School


Campbell High School 

Waipahu High School


Former congresswoman and state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa served as a moderator. 

L-R: Justice Richard Pollack, Rep. Jordan, Rep. Oshiro, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Sen. Shimabukuro, Justice Sabrina McKenna, Pat Mau-Shimizu (HSBA), Justice Michael Wilson, Justice Paula Nakayama, Derek Kobayashi (moderator).

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