State Courts

The Hawaii State Judiciary is comprised of the supreme court, intermediate court of appeals, land court, tax appeal court, circuit courts, family courts and district courts. In special circumstances the legislature may also form courts. The Hawaii Supreme Court is the highest court in the state. The governor appoints Supreme Court justices from a list of four to six candidates from the Hawaii Judicial Selection Commission with the consent of the Senate. The Hawaii Rules of Court explain the various jurisdictions in detail.

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