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US appeals court agrees to re-hear Hawaii butterfly knife ban case

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed to re-hear the court’s 2023 three-judge panel decision Thursday which struck down a ban on butterfly knives in Hawaii. They have been banned in Hawaii for 30 years and are subject to restrictions in numerous states as well as outright banned in many countries around the world.

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“Hawaii top court upholds gun laws, criticizes US Supreme Court; Hawaii Supreme Court says it disagrees with U.S. Supreme Court’s Second Amendment rulings; Court upholds laws barring carrying guns in public without a license”

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Hawaii top court upholds gun laws, criticizes US Supreme Court; Hawaii Supreme Court says it disagrees with U.S. ” And Jennifer Sinco Kelleher of The Associated Press reports that “ Hawaii’s high court cites ‘The Wire’ in rebuke of US Supreme Court decision that expanded gun rights.”

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“Green nominates judge, private lawyer to Hawaii Supreme Court”

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“Green nominates judge, private lawyer to Hawaii Supreme Court”: Dan Nakaso of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has this report. And Chad Blair of Honolulu Civil Beat reports that “ Green Nominates Ginoza, Devens To Hawaii Supreme Court; The governor said he looked beyond race and gender to consider background and experience.”

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Hawaii bill seeks to prevent suicide in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations

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The Hawaii Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Monday passed a bill that directs the Prevent Suicide Hawaii Task Force (PSHTF) to further focus its efforts on preventing suicide in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations. ” In Hawaii, suicide is the most common cause of fatal injuries.

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“Ninth Circuit to rehear Hawaii butterfly knife ban; A full Ninth Circuit restored Hawaii’s 1993 ban on use of butterfly knives and agreed to take on an appeal of another decision that said the knife falls under the Second Amendment”

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“Ninth Circuit to rehear Hawaii butterfly knife ban; A full Ninth Circuit restored Hawaii’s 1993 ban on use of butterfly knives and agreed to take on an appeal of another decision that said the knife falls under the Second Amendment”: Candace Cheung of Courthouse News Service has this report.

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“Hawaii Rightly Rejects Supreme Court’s Gun Nonsense; In a scathing takedown, the state’s highest court declared ‘there is no state constitutional right to carry a firearm in public'”

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Hawaii Rightly Rejects Supreme Court’s Gun Nonsense; In a scathing takedown, the state’s highest court declared ‘there is no state constitutional right to carry a firearm in public’”: Columnist Francis Wilkinson has this essay online at Bloomberg Opinion.

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Hawaii man exonerated after 25 years in prison for murder

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The Hawaii Circuit Court of the Third Circuit Tuesday exonerated Albert “Ian” Schweitzer’s 2000 conviction for the 1991 second-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault in the first degree of Dana Ireland after newly discovered evidence. The new scientific evidence is clear — Mr. Schweitzer did not commit this crime.

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