U Memo 15-3Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Informal Opinions - UIPA Opinions
U Memo 15-3
December 15, 2014
In U-Memo 15-3, OIP reconsidered its decision in U-Memo 14-11 to clarify that in most circumstances, the UIPA requires disclosure, upon request, of a sitting judge’s year of birth in order to allow the public to determine whether the judge exceeds the age 70 retirement age mandated by the Hawaii State Constitution. If a judge remains on the bench in his or her final year of eligibility, then disclosure of the month and year of birth would be necessary; if in the final month of eligibility, then a sitting judge’s exact date of birth must also be disclosed.