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Structure of the City of Wheaton government.

Hawaii is among the worst in the nation when it comes to being transparent about the way state government spends its money, according to an April 2018 study* of state transparency sites.

Not only that, but lack of transparency at the state legislature has also been an issue of long-standing concern for the League, prompting our annual “Rusty Scalpel” award.

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Join us as we work to reinforce judicial independence through testimony at the Legislature. Celebrate this co-equal third branch of government (Alexander Hamilton did), including preservation of individual constitutional rights, fair and impartial adjudication of legal disputes, and fair and timely criminal prosecutions. The American Judicature Society meets in Honolulu November 22-25, 2020.

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