It's no secret that AngelGroup SUPPORTS REMOVAL of Judge Keith Tanaka from the bench. In fact, it's more than we can do to use the word "Honorable" in front of his name. It appears he is a liability to the people of Hawai'i; for which the effect will take years to see.
The most support we can muster is for Mr. Tanaka to be moved to Traffic Court where he would be more qualified. However, you are all entitled to your own opinion and we highly recommend you take a moment and let the Judiciary know what that is. This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard...
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR RETENTION THE HONORABLE KEITH E. TANAKA
The Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaiʻi, announces that the term of the Honorable Keith E. Tanaka as District Family Court Judge of the Second Circuit (Maui), State of Hawaiʻi, will expire on March 8, 2013. Judge Tanaka, in accordance with Section 3, Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi, has petitioned to be retained in office and to be renewed for an additional term. The Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi empowers the Commission to determine whether Judge Tanaka should be retained in office for an additional term of six years.
The Commission invites interested persons to submit written comments or fill out an evaluation form on whether Judge Tanaka should be retained in office for a new term. All written comments and evaluation forms will be kept CONFIDENTIAL.
Please visit the Commission's website and fill out form JS-P-081, the Judicial Evaluation Retention Form. Written comments and/or form JS-P-081 must be postmarked or faxed by Thursday, December 6, 2012 to:
Commissioner Chair Susan M. Ichinose Judicial Selection Commission
State of Hawaiʻi
417 S. King Street
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813
FAX: (808) 538-5205
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