February 6th, 2013

The state House and Senate opted not to invite state Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald to give a customary State of the Judiciary address this year to a joint session of the Legislature.

The chief justice typically gives the address in odd numbered years, as Recktenwald did in 2011.

Undeterred, Recktenwald delivered the address Wednesday through the Judiciary’s new YouTube channel.

“The tradition of Hawaii’s chief justice presenting a report to the legislature has been in place for at least 160 years,” the chief justice said in a statement. “We are updating that tradition for the digital era, and making the speech available to as broad an audience as possible.”

One Response to “SOTJ”

  1. ohiaforest3400:

    That’s odd. Any reason given? Any informed speculation?

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