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Judge (retired) “Yama” Chillingworth Interview

Thank you also to William Chillingworth, who reached out to me in the comments (a few years ago, I’m embarrassed to say) with some information about his clerkship. Here is a link to an interview he did with PBS in … Continue reading

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Back Again

Thanks to recent emails from Thomas Vinje and Michael Davis, I have updated my list of Judge Pence law clerks. It also seemed time to update the current status of everyone already on the list as best I could based … Continue reading

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Walter Chinn, Clerk of the Court, Retired

In my research to locate Pence’s former clerks, I came across this Honolulu Advertiser article – now old news – on the retirement of Walter Chinn, who served as Clerk of the Court in the US District Court.? It describes … Continue reading

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Thank you, Sean

Finally getting around to updating the list of Pence law clerks (see link to list above)?based on information I received from Sean Maloney, who kindly?called and emailed from Wisconsin?(I’m embarrassed to say when).

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Penny Featured in 1985 Honolulu S-B Article

Here is a copy of a 1985 Honolulu Star-Bulletin?article?featuring Judge Pence.? It’s a PDF from the only copy I have and I have not been able to find it in SB archives, so my apologies if it’s difficult to read.? … Continue reading

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Puny Judges

Buzz Hines, an erstwhile Pence law clerk, recently informed me that Judge Pence (with the assistance of his long time secretary, Annabelle Pa) humorously appointed a number of his clerks as “puisne” judges. We were called “puny” judges – puisne … Continue reading

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Judge Pence’s Law Clerks

Just posted a new page listing Judge Pence’s law clerks.? It is based on a Google search I did a year or so ago and, admittedly, is incomplete.? I would be happy to make corrections and additions – just let … Continue reading

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South Hilo Rotary Club – Pence as Founder

This from the web page of the South Hilo Rotary Club: Charter member Paul Schattauer had another view of why this club was formed. Martin Pence was a strong Democrat, while the president of their Hilo Club was a strong … Continue reading

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Hilo Tsunami Museum

We recently returned from a 10 day visit to the Big Island and, for?the first time, visited the Pacific Tsunami Museum (www.tsunami.org), which chronicles in pictures, videos and stories the tsunamis that hit Hilo in 1946 and 1960.? I’d heard … Continue reading

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Eleanor Pence RIP

Eleanor Pence, wife of Martin Pence (his second), passed away on August 15, 2011 at the age of 98.? She is survived by daughters of her first marriage, Merrill Johnston, Drudi Johnston, Suzy Hemmings of Honolulu and her son Tom … Continue reading

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