There is no more State v. Thomas Russo. Maui County Prosecutor J. D. Kim's five-year effort to punish MauiTime's publisher for photographing two Maui Police Officers back in November 2012 is finally over. Very long, stupid story short, Russo was coming down Haleakala Highway on the morning of Nov. 20, 2012 and encountered unusually heavy traffic. In fact, he'd run into the … [Read more...] about Hawaii Supreme Court rules in favor of MauiTime Publisher Tommy Russo, dismisses case against him
About 300 students went to the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center to see the Hawaii Supreme Court hear oral arguments in the case State of Hawaii v Thomas Russo on Thursday, Nov. 9. The oral arguments were heard as part of the Hawaii Judiciary's Courts in the Community program, and the case stems from MauiTime Publisher Tommy Russo's arrest back in 2012 while … [Read more...] about MauiTime Publisher pleased with Hawaii Supreme Court oral arguments in Hilo
This week the creaky but somehow still rolling miscarriage of justice known as The State of Hawaii v. Thomas A. Russo is going on the road–to the Big Island, to be exact. On Thursday, Nov. 9 at 10am, MauiTime Publisher Russo and his attorney Jake Lowenthal (he’s also represented by Phil Lowenthal and Samuel McRoberts) will face off against Maui County Deputy Prosecuting … [Read more...] about Hawaii Supreme Court to hear oral arguments this week in State v. Thomas A. Russo
It's time to abolish the Maui County Liquor Commission. Maybe the whole Liquor Control department too, but we should certainly start by sweeping the tin-plated, know-nothing Liquor Commissioners out of the county government. They are worse than useless–they are anti-democratic cronies who show nothing but contempt for citizen oversight and public accountability–and the sooner … [Read more...] about Will someone please abolish the Maui County Liquor Commission?
Great news, kids! The circus otherwise known as the Mar. 3 Maui County Council hearing is still in town! In fact, it’s bigger than ever! On that day, the Maui County Council finally confirmed J.D. Kim for another term as Prosecuting Attorney, though it did so in one of the most ham-fisted manners possible. The meeting was part love-fest for Kim (dozens of attorneys from his … [Read more...] about Maui County Council, Maui Prosecuting Attorney in hot water yet again