One of the Senate’s special powers is the advise and consent role it plays on the appointment of judges and justices (see the Constitution of the State of Hawaii, Article VI, Section 3).  The Chief Justice has four appointments that will be considered at a Senate Judiciary hearing on Monday, July 9, at 10:30a. The event will be broadcast on Olelo Channel 49 on Oahu, and will go out live to the neighbor island PEG access channels.

A Senate-only special session has been called, opening on Monday, July 9, at 10:00a, to consider the appointments.