Friday, April 29, 2011

 

List of names on Supreme Court’s Reapportionment Commission short list


by Larry Geller

The Hawaii Supreme Court chose Judge Victoria Marks as the ninth member and chairwoman of the Hawaii Reapportionment Commission today. Since the eight members on the Commission so far were unable to agree on a chair after 30 days, according to to Article IV section 2 of the Hawai'i Constitution, that task fell to the Supreme Court, which solicited applicants on April 21.

The order filed by Chief Justice Recktenwald along with justices Nakayama, Acoba,
Duffy, and McKenna lists the 18 names that were on the selection list.

1. HANALEI Y. AIPOALANI
2. RIKI MAY AMANO
3. LANCE D. COLLINS
4. MICHAEL J. FERGUS
5. ROCKNE C. FREITAS
6. GREGORY J. GARNEAU
7. WILLIAM F. GEORGI
8. TIMOTHY E. JOHNS
9. ROBERT G. KLEIN
10. VICTORIA S. MARKS
11. LYNNE MATUSOW
12. ABBEY S. MAYER
13. LAWRENCE MEACHAM
14. THOMAS J. MITRANO
15. NIKHILANANDA
16. WILLIAM S. PETTI
17. RAI SAINT CHU
18. DONN TAKAKI

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Comments:

I didn't see much mention of the fact that Dylan Nonaka, Executive Director of the Hawaii Republican Party was the temporary chair of the Commission.

I am stunned to find the Republicans think it is appropriate that someone explicitly dedicated to advancing Republican partisan interests should serve on the Commission. The Democrats did not make a similar appointment.

Which is not to say that the Democratic appointees are completely non-partisan. But none of them are as nakedly partisan as Nonaka. This appointment lacks "finesse." Bad form, GOP.

It reminds me of Lingle's appointments. The main appointments all seemed to consist of Kitty Lagaretta, her husband, Eddie Flores, Miriam and Phil Hellreich. The political cronyism was so naked, so blatant.
 

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