New Kapolei courthouse named in honor of Chief Justice Moon

KAPOLEI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new courthouse, a new name. Friday, supporters gathered to celebrate the career of outgoing Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Moon .

The new Kapolei judiciary complex was named in his honor. The building contains twelve non-jury courtrooms, one jury courtroom and state-of-the art security.

Among those honoring Moon's more than three decades of public service were Senators Inouye and Akaka. Moon says he is humbled to be honored with such a recognition.

Moon by law must resign before September 4, when he turns 70. Moon ascended to the chief justice post in March 1993 after three years as an associate justice. Previously, he was a circuit court judge for eight years.

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