POSTED: 4:06 p.m. HST, Aug 2, 2010
LAST UPDATED: 4:09 p.m. HST, Aug 2, 2010
The board of directors of the Hawaii State Bar Association has characterized Chief Justice-designate Katherine Leonard as "unqualified" for the job, the association announced today.
There was no immediate explanation for the determination.
Leonard, a state appellate court judge, was nominated by Gov. Linda Lingle to replace Chief Justice Ronald Moon. The state Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on her appointment tomorrow.