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The Moon Court

Linda L. Arakawa and Christopher J.I. Leong, Introduction

Aviam Soifer, A Moon Court Overview: Rent for Space on Earth

Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie, Ke Ala Pono – The Path of Justice: The Moon Court’s Native Hawaiian Rights Decisions

Erik K. Yamamoto and Sara D. Ayabe, Courts in the “Age of Reconciliation”: Office of Hawaiian Affairs v. HCDCH

D. Kapuaʻala Sproat, Where Justice Flows Like Water: The Moon Court’s Role in Illuminating Hawaiʻi Water Law

Denise E. Antolini, The Moon Court’s Environmental Review Jurisprudence: Throwing Open the Courthouse Doors to Beneficial Public Participation

David L. Callies, Emily Klatt, and Andrew Nelson, The Moon Court, Land Use, and Property: A Survey of Hawaiʻi Case Law 1993-2010

Jon M. Van Dyke and Melissa Uhl, Hawaiʻi’s Right to Privacy

Michael D. Sant’ Ambrogio and Sylvia A. Law, Baehr v. Lewin and the Long Road to Marriage Equality

Kamaile Nichols and Richard Wallsgrove, Chief Justice Moon’s Criminal Past

Hazel Beh, with Tred Eyerly, Keith Hiraoka, Peter Olson, Michael Tanoue, and Alan Van Etten, Key Issues in Hawaiʻi Insurance Law Answered by the Moon Court

Calvin Pang, “Paying Rent”: The Access to Justice Movement During the Moon Years

Edmund M.Y. Leong and Peter Van Name Esser, The Development of Hawaiʻi’s Appellate Courts: An Organizational Perspective


Simeon R. Acoba, Jr., The Richardson Years: A Golden Age of Law in Hawaiʻi

Troy J.H. Andrade, Ke Kānāwai Māmalahoe: Equality in Our Splintered Profession

E. Britt Bailey, From Sea to Rising Sea: How Climate Change Challenges Coastal Land Use Laws

James S. Burns, William S. Richardson: A Leader in Hawaiʻi’s Successful Post-WWII Political and Judicial Revolution

Williamson B.C. Chang, The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness: The Jurisprudence of William S. Richardson

Noa Ching and Michelle Oh, Ala Loop and the Private Right of Action under Hawaiʻi Constitution Article XI, Section 9: Charting a Path Toward a Cohesive Enforcement Scheme

Kahikino Noa Dettweiler, Oli Aloha No William S. Richardson

Neil J. Kahoʻokele Hannahs, William Shaw Richardson’s Contributions to the Legacy of a Princess

Helia Garrido Hull, Regression by Progression: Unleveling the Classroom Playing Field Through Cosmetic Neurology

Matthew Kekoa Keiley, Ensuring Our Future by Protecting Our Past: An Indigenous Reconciliation Approach to Improving Native Hawaiian Burial Protection

Robert G. Klein, William S. Richardson: Developing Hawaiʻi’s Lawyers and Shaping the Modern Hawaiʻi Court System

Ivan M. Lui-Kwan, A Beloved Teacher Whose Vision Had No Boundaries

Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie, Ka Lama Kū O Ka Noʻeau: The Standing Torch of Wisdom

Mari Matsuda, A Richardson Lawyer

Michi Momose, A Case for Hope: Examining Graham v. Florida and Its Implications for Eighth Amendment Jurisprudence

The Family of William S. Richardson, Father and Grandfather

Rachel E. Rosenbloom, Remedies for the Wrongly Deported: Territoriality, Finality, and the Significance of Departure

Summer Gillenwater Shelverton, The Constitution and Inking: How Anderson v. City of Hermosa Beach Expanded First Amendment Protection for the Tattoo Industry

Aviam Soifer, For CJ Richardson: Hawaiʻi’s Bold and Gentle Dreamer

Timothy E. Steigelman, The Jones Act Fish Farmer

Jon M. Van Dyke and Maile Osika, William S. Richardson: A Visionary with a Common Touch


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