News Releases 2017

12/08/2017: UH AND THIRTY METER TELESCOPE ASK THAT LAND BOARD NOT START CONTESTED CASE REGARDING SUBLEASE

12/08/2017: Attorney General Chin Joins Effort to Preserve Independence of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

12/08/2017:  MAN CHARGED WITH FELONY THEFT

12/06/17: NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS HEARS ARGUMENTS ON MERITS OF TRAVEL BAN 3.0

12/05/2017: HAWAII URGES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO RESCIND RULES THAT CUT ACCESS TO WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE

12/05/2017: INVESTIGATION OF ASSAULT AGAINST TODDLER PEYTON VALIENTE ENDS WITHOUT CRIMINAL CHARGES

11/30/2017: DOJ THREATS TO CUT FUNDS TO SANCTUARY JURISDICTIONS ARE ILLEGAL, HAWAII ARGUES

11/28/2017: HAWAII OPPOSES REQUEST FOR TRAVEL BAN 3.0 TO TAKE FULL EFFECT

11/28/2017: HAWAII OPPOSES ROLLBACK OF CONTRACEPTION COVERAGE MANDATE

11/27/2017: SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY JUDGE SETS EXTRADITION HEARING FOR RANDALL SAITO

11/22/2017: COURT GREEN LIGHTS NEW CLAIMS BY STATE AGAINST DCK PACIFIC IN AIRPORT HANGAR LAWSUIT

11/17/2017: RANDALL SAITO APPEARS IN CALIFORNIA COURT

11/15/2017: STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN ON ESCAPE AND CAPTURE OF RANDALL SAITO

11/14/2017: FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR BENCH WARRANT ISSUED FOR ESCAPEE RANDALL SAITO

11/14/2017: TWO CHARGED WITH WELFARE FRAUD

11/08/2017: THREE CHARGED WITH ESCAPE IN THE SECOND DEGREE

11/07/2017: HAWAII JOINS 34 STATES AND D.C. ASKING THE SUPREME COURT TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD BETWEEN ONLINE RETAILERS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES

11/01/2017:  Another Prescription Drug Take Back at Leeward Community College Leeward Discovery/Celebrate Safe Communities Day Saturday, November 4, 2017

10/31/2017: FORMER CHARTER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL CHARGED WITH THEFT

10/31/2017: 33 STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL URGE CONGRESS TO EVALUATE ‘BUMP STOCKS’

10/30/2017: SIX STATES SEEK TO JOIN HAWAII TRAVEL BAN LAWSUIT

10/30/2017: INMATE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT OF ADULT CORRECTIONS OFFICER AT WOMEN’S CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

10/30/2017: HAWAII CO-AUTHORS SUPREME COURT BRIEF DEFENDING CONSTITUTIONALITY OF ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS

10/27/2017: HAWAII FILES SECOND COURT BRIEF OPPOSING BAN ON TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS IN THE MILITARY

10/27/2017: FORMER MANAGER TO LOCAL MUSICIAN JOHN CRUZ INDICTED ON THEFT OFFENSES

10/27/2017: INMATE INDICTED FOR ASSAULT OF ADULT CORRECTIONS OFFICER AT WOMENS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

10/24/2017: INJUNCTION AGAINST TRAVEL BAN 3.0 STILL IN EFFECT AS SUPREME COURT DECLARES EARLIER VERSION MOOT

10/23/2017: HAWAII OPPOSES FORCED CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY

10/20/2017: NATIONAL TAKE-BACK INITIATIVE: TURN IN YOUR UNUSED AND/OR EXPIRED MEDICATIONS ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

10/19/2017: HAWAII SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA LAW BANNING LARGE-CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINES

10/19/2017: HAWAII ATTORNEY GENERAL RECEIVES “CHAMPION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD” FROM THE HAWAII STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

10/17/2017: HAWAII JOINS COALITION OF 18 STATES SUING THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR REFUSING TO ENFORCE GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT RULE

10/17/2017: HAWAII JOINS TEN STATES SUING U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO DISCLOSE IMMIGRATION RECORDS

10/17/2017: HAWAII BLOCKS THIRD TRUMP TRAVEL BAN

10/16/2017: PROTEST OF HABITAT CONSERVATION CONTRACT DISMISSED

10/16/2017: HAWAII JOINS MULTISTATE COURT BRIEF OPPOSING BAN ON TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS IN THE MILITARY

10/13/2017: COURT DENIES TRO TO STOP AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE 

10/13/2017: HAWAII AMONG 18 STATES ON BRIEF TO PROTECT LGBTQ WORKERS FROM EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

10/10/2017: HAWAII OPPOSES TRAVEL BAN 3.0

10/06/2017: HAWAII JOINS COALITION OF 18 STATES OPPOSING PRESIDENT’S CONTRACEPTION COVERAGE ROLLBACK

10/05/2017: HAWAII TO CHALLENGE TRAVEL BAN 3.0

10/04/2017: HAWAII SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT INITIATIVE RELEASES UPDATE ON NUMBER OF KITS SUBMITTED FOR TESTING

10/04/2017: HAWAII RECEIVES MORE THAN $700,000 IN MYLAN SETTLEMENT 

10/04/2017: OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

10/04/2017: DACA RENEWALS SHOULD BE PUT IN OVERNIGHT MAIL TODAY

10/02/2017: TWO MEN CHARGED WITH 35 COUNTS OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FRAUD

09/29/2017: FORMATION OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER INDEPENDENT REVIEW BOARD

09/26/2017: HAWAII JOINS STATE COALITION DEMANDING U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DEVOS STOP ATTACKING STUDENT BORROWERS

09/25/2017: U.S. SUPREME COURT ORDERS SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEFING TO ADDRESS TRAVEL BAN 3.0

09/22/2017: EXCESSIVE FORCE COMPLAINT AGAINST STATE INVESTIGATOR TOSSED

09/22/2017: FEDERAL JUDGE DISMISSES CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT AGAINST KAUAI WARDEN

09/19/2017: HAWAII ATTORNEY GENERAL SEEKS DOCUMENTS FROM OPIOID MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

09/15/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN’S STATEMENT REGARDING TODAY’S RULING IN CITY OF CHICAGO V. SESSIONS

09/15/2017: FORMER KAUAI POLICE OFFICER INDICTED FOR CYBERSTALKING OFFENSES

09/12/2017: HAWAII COUNTY RESIDENT INDICTED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

09/12/2017: FEDERAL JURY VINDICATES HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 

09/11/2017: HAWAII FILES SUPREME COURT BRIEF ON THE MERITS IN THE TRAVEL BAN CASE

09/07/2017: CLOSE FAMILY RELATIVES AND REFUGEES MAY ENTER UNITED STATES, FEDERAL APPEALS COURT RULES

09/06/2017: HAWAII JOINS 16 STATES IN LAWSUIT TO PROTECT DREAMERS AND PRESERVE DACA

09/02/2017: NOTICES TO WOMEN REGARDING ACCESS TO FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES MUST BE ALLOWED, STATE ARGUES

08/31/2017: CRIME IN HAWAII AT RECORD LOW LEVEL IN 2016

08/30/2017: NINTH CIRCUIT RULES IN STATE’S FAVOR IN CASE UNDER THE FEDERAL INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT

08/28/2017: HAWAII SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO ORDER STATE TO REPAIR WAIKIKI GOLD COAST SEAWALLS

08/23/2017: STATE RESPONDS TO MCDERMOTT APPEAL 

08/22/2017: PEAMAN RACE LAWSUIT AGAINST STATE DISMISSED 

08/14/2017: 20 YEARS AGO, BISHOP ESTATE SCANDAL LED TO STRICT CHARITIES OVERSIGHT IN HAWAII

08/14/2017: JUDGE DISMISSES INMATE LAWSUIT

08/08/2017: NEW PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT HAWAII’S SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT INITIATIVE LETS SURVIVORS KNOW THEY ARE NOT ALONE

08/08/2017: HAWAII JOINS COALITION FIGHTING TO PROTECT SENIORS IN NURSING HOME AND LONG-TERM CARE CONTRACTS

08/07/2017: HAWAII RECEIVES APPROXIMATELY $477,000 IN SETTLEMENT WITH DRUG MANUFACTURER

08/02/2017: TWO CHARGED WITH FELONY WELFARE FRAUD

07/28/2017: HAWAII SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO RECONSIDER DECISION IN SUBSTITUTE AND PART-TIME TEACHERS CASE

07/28/2017:  HAWAII JOINS 20 STATE COALITION URGING CONGRESS TO PROTECT LEGAL RIGHTS OF VICTIMIZED CONSUMERS

07/27/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN LEADS COALITION URGING CONGRESS TO PROTECT TRANSGENDER SERVICE MEMBERS

07/26/2017: STATE WINS AIRPORT PERMIT DISPUTE

07/24/2017: ALLEGED LEASH LAW VIOLATOR CHARGED

07/24/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL CHIN TO SERVE ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL

07/21/17: DONALD ISEKE CHARGED WITH FORGERY

07/21/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN SUPPORTS “DREAMERS”

07/20/2017: CIBER LAWSUIT TO REMAIN IN HAWAII

07/19/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN CALLS ON SECRETARY DEVOS TO MAINTAIN PROTECTIONS FOR SURVIVORS OF CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT

07/19/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN’S STATEMENT ON TODAY’S U.S. SUPREME COURT ORDER

07/14/2017: STATE CIRCUIT COURT DISMISSES MEDICAL AID-IN-DYING CASE

07/13/2017: FEDERAL COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF TRAVEL BAN PLAINTIFFS

07/12/2017: PARTIES BRIEF LATEST ARGUMENTS REGARDING SCOPE OF TRAVEL BAN WITH FEDERAL COURT

07/12/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL CHIN STRONGLY SUPPORTS GOVERNOR DAVID IGE’S INITIATIVE TO FIGHT OPIOID ABUSE

07/07/2017: HAWAII PURSUES INJUNCTIVE RELIEF IN TRAVEL BAN LITIGATION

07/07/2017: STATE OBTAINS $45,000 JUDGMENT AGAINST INSURANCE SCAMMER

07/07/2017:  NINTH CIRCUIT RULES DISTRICT COURT HAS THE ABILITY TO INTERPRET AND ENFORCE THE U.S. SUPREME COURT’S ORDER

07/07/2017:  NINTH CIRCUIT DOCKETS HAWAII APPEAL REGARDING SCOPE OF TRAVEL BAN

07/06/2017: HAWAII SUPREME COURT HEARD ORAL ARGUMENT TODAY REGARDING FUNDING FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS

07/06/2017: FEDERAL COURT DECLINES TO RULE ON REQUEST TO CLARIFY SCOPE OF TRAVEL BAN 

07/06/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL CHIN JOINS 18 STATES TO PROTECT STUDENTS CHEATED BY FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES

07/05/2017: TRAVEL BAN PARTIES REBUT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S INTERPRETATION OF U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING

06/30/2017: MEDIA ADVISORY

06/29/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES INDICTMENT OF SHANE TAYLOR NEAL FOR ELECTRONIC ENTICEMENT OF A CHILD

06/29/2017: HAWAII ASKS FEDERAL JUDGE TO CLARIFY THE SCOPE OF TRAVEL BAN INJUNCTION

06/29/2017: RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO PERSONS IMPACTED BY PARTIAL TRUMP TRAVEL BAN

06/28/2017: HAWAII SUPREME COURT FINDS SUBSTITUTE AND PART-TIME TEACHERS NOT ENTITLED TO $56 MILLION IN BACK WAGES

06/26/2017: MEDIA ADVISORY

06/26/2017: UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT CONTINUES TO BLOCK TRAVEL AND REFUGEE BANS FOR PEOPLE WITH CONNECTION TO THE UNITED STATES

06/23/2017: PROJECT MĀLAMA KĀKOU – HAWAII SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT INITIATIVE (SAKI) WEBSITE LAUNCHES TODAY

06/23/2017: MEDIA ADVISORY

06/21/2017: MAN SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR POSSESSING AND DISSEMINATING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

06/20/2017: PARTIES DISMISS LAWSUIT IN ADVANCE OF TRANSITION OF MAUI HOSPITALS TO KAISER

06/20/2017: MULTIPLE SEX OFFENDERS CHARGED WITH FAILING TO REGISTER LOCATION

06/20/2017: HAWAII ARGUES TO U.S. SUPREME COURT THAT TRUMP TRAVEL BAN IS UNNECESSARY AND UNLAWFUL

06/19/2017: DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDS AUCTION OF SEIZED AND FORFEITED PROPERTY THIS WEEKEND

06/14/2017: MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT AGAINST STATE DISMISSED

06/12/2017: NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DECISION IN HAWAII V. TRUMP

06/12/2017: MEDIA ADVISORY

06/12/2017: HAWAII FILES TRAVEL BAN OPPOSITION IN U.S. SUPREME COURT

06/08/2017: NO CRIMINAL CHARGES REGARDING DOG FATALITY INCIDENT AT DANIEL K. INOUYE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

06/07/2017: HAWAII OFFICIALS URGE U.S. CONGRESS TO REJECT ANTI-CONSUMER LEGISLATION

06/06/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN AND OFFICE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STEVE LEVINS DEMAND U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HELP HAWAII STUDENTS VICTIMIZED BY FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS

06/05/2017: HAWAII JOINS “WE ARE STILL IN” COALITION IN SUPPORT OF PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT

06/01/2017: ACCUSED IOLANI PALACE VANDAL INDICTED

05/31/2017: STATE OF HAWAII RECEIVES $2.5 MILLION PAYMENT FROM VOLKSWAGEN

05/25/2017: STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN REGARDING TODAY’S FOURTH CIRCUIT RULING AGAINST TRUMP TRAVEL BAN

05/22/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN JOINS 32 ATTORNEYS GENERAL URGING CONGRESS TO OPPOSE ELIMINATION OF FUNDING FOR LEGAL SERVICES

05/18/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL CHIN URGES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO RESCIND HARSH NEW SENTENCING GUIDELINES

05/18/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL CHIN TAKES ACTION TO PROTECT AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE

05/18/2017: U.S. SUPREME COURT TURNS DOWN FURTHER REVIEW OF HAWAII’S OPEN PRIMARY ELECTIONS

05/17/2017: CHILD PORNOGRAPHY DISTRIBUTOR SENT TO JAIL

05/15/2017: NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS HEARS ARGUMENTS IN HAWAII V. TRUMP

05/11/2017:  ATTORNEY GENERAL CHIN ANNOUNCES INDICTMENT OF BRETT S. COLBERT FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

05/11/2017:  ATTORNEY GENERAL CHIN JOINS 37 STATES AND D.C. CALLING FOR EXPANSION OF MEDICAID FRAUD AUTHORITY

05/03/2017: HAWAII FIREARM PERMITS AND REGISTRATIONS INCREASE IN 2016

04/25/2017: NATIONAL TAKE-BACK INITIATIVE: TURN IN YOUR UNUSED OR EXPIRED MEDICATIONS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017

04/24/2017: FURLOUGH ESCAPEE CHARGED

04/24/2017: TRAVEL BAN CASE UPDATE: HAWAII FILES ANSWERING BRIEF WITH THE NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

04/20/2017: STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN IN RESPONSE TO U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSION’S RECENT COMMENT

04/18/2017: HAWAII ATTORNEY GENERAL SUPPORTS FEDERAL RULE REQUIRING RETIREMENT ADVISORS TO PUT CLIENTS AHEAD OF THEIR OWN PROFITS

04/13/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL CHIN URGES HAWAII RESIDENTS TO SUBMIT CLAIMS FOR PROVIGIL SETTLEMENT

04/07/2017: APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

04/05/2017: SUPREME COURT ALLOWS HAWAII STATE HOSPITAL DECISION TO INVOLUNTARILY MEDICATE MICHAEL LAWRENCE TO STAND

04/04/2017: FORMER WAIANAE COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIRECTOR SENTENCED

04/03/2017: APRIL IS ALCOHOL RESPONSIBILITY MONTH

03/31/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN JOINS COALITION URGING CONGRESS NOT TO CUT FUNDING FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

03/29/2017: TRAVEL BAN CASE UPDATE: COURT GRANTS CONVERSION OF TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER TO PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

03/21/2017: TRAVEL BAN CASE UPDATE: HAWAII SEEKS CONVERSION OF TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER TO PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

03/20/2017: WOMAN CHARGED FOR SUBMITTING WORTHLESS CHECKS TO TAX DEPARTMENT

03/15/2017: MEDIA ADVISORY

03/11/2017: HONOLULU HOSTS MEETING OF WESTERN STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL THIS WEEK

03/08/2017: MEDIA ADVISORY

03/08/2017: HAWAII ASKS FEDERAL COURT TO BLOCK IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW TRAVEL BAN ORDER

03/08/2017: STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN REGARDING ACTIVITY TODAY IN HAWAII V. TRUMP

03/06/2017: STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN IN RESPONSE TO THE PRESIDENT’S NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER

03/03/2017: HAWAII SUPPORTS TRANSGENDER RIGHTS CASE IN UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

03/02/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL CHIN JOINS 39 OTHER STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL IN LAWSUIT OVER INFLATED DRUG PRICES

02/28/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN QUESTIONS PRESIDENT TRUMP IN D.C. ABOUT TRAVEL BAN

02/27/2016: TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS OF THEFT FROM THE STATE OF HAWAII RESULT IN FELONY CHARGES

02/24/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN SUPPORTS PROTECTING STUDENTS AND TAXPAYERS AGAINST BAD ACTORS IN FOR-PROFIT EDUCATION

02/23/2017: OAHU MAN INDICTED FOR ELECTRONIC ENTICEMENT OF A CHILD

02/17/2017: TWO MEN INDICTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF KAUAI POLICE OFFICERS

02/14/2017: HAWAII TRAVEL BAN LAWSUIT ADDS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CLAIM

02/10/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL LETTER REGARDING COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY AT HONOLULU HARBOR

02/09/2017: STATEMENT REGARDING NINTH CIRCUIT RULING AGAINST TRUMP TRAVEL BAN

02/08/2017: CHILD PORNOGRAPHY DISSEMINATOR SENTENCED

02/07/2017: HAWAII CASE STAYED SO LONG AS NATIONWIDE ORDER BLOCKING PRESIDENT’S IMMIGRATION BAN REMAINS IN PLACE

02/07/2017: MEDIA ADVISORY

02/03/2017: HAWAII V. TRUMP

02/03/2017: MEDIA ADVISORY

01/31/2017: STATE LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATE CHARGED FOR DISTRIBUTION OF UNAUTHORIZED MAILERS

01/29/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN OPPOSES EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IMMIGRATION

01/24/2017: COURT DISMISSES SANDWICH ISLES COMMUNICATIONS LAWSUIT AGAINST THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

01/24/2017: HAWAII ATTORNEY GENERAL JOINS 15 STATES AND D.C. IN DEFENSE OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL AGENCY

01/20/2017: ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG CHIN VOICES OPPOSITION TO TWO PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS

01/10/2017: REPEAT WELFARE FRAUDSTER SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS PRISON

01/06/2017: NEW SOLICITOR GENERAL CLYDE WADSWORTH NAMED

01/05/2017: COURT DISMISSES CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL FACILITIES LAWSUIT

01/05/2017: MEDIA ADVISORY

01/04/2017: MALE NURSE’S AIDE PLEADS NO CONTEST TO SLAPPING 93-YEAR OLD DEMENTIA PATIENT