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Thanksgiving with Judge Pence

My dad, Guido Giacometti, tells one of my favorite stories about Penny.? I wish I had been there: In 1995 my wife Susan and I were invited to share Thanksgiving dinner with the Pence family and a few friends.? The … Continue reading

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Tavares was First

Robert “Buzz” Hines (former Pence clerk, now with Farella Braun + Martel) reminded me of something I now vaguely remember: Of course, Judge Pence should have been the first judge appointed, but President Eisenhower appointed Judge Tavares — — … Continue reading

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Yes, 1961!

Thank you to those of you who have alerted me to an incorrect date in the header.? Judge Pence was appointed to the federal bench in 1961, not 1974 –?the year he went to senior status (is there a better … Continue reading

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90th Birthday

Suzy Hemmings, one of Judge Pence’s stepdaughters, forwarded the program from his 90th birthday celebration.? It includes a page of?pictures, a Corky cartoon, a personal history and a list of his noteworthy rulings:? Pence – Photos for 90th bday, Pence … Continue reading

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This is a new website dedicated to collecting information and stories about Judge Martin Pence, Federal District Court Judge of the District of Hawaii.? If you wish to contribute information or stories, please contact me at

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