Searching over 5,500,000 cases.


searching
Buy This Entire Record For $7.95

Download the entire decision to receive the complete text, official citation,
docket number, dissents and concurrences, and footnotes for this case.

Learn more about what you receive with purchase of this case.

DeJean v. Nago

Supreme Court of Hawaii

June 18, 2014

KHISTINA CALDWELL DEJEAN, Petitioner,
v.
SCOTT NAGO, Chief Election Officer, Office of Elections, State of Hawai'i, Respondent.

ORIGINAL PROCEEDING

Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, McKenna, Pollack, and Wilson, JJ.

ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS

Upon consideration of Petitioner Khistina Caldwell DeJean's "Petition" and "Petition Amending 2014 Election", filed on June 9, 2014 and June 10, 2014, respectively, which we review as a petition for a writ of mandamus, the documents attached thereto and submitted in support thereof, and the record, it appears that Petitioner fails to demonstrate that she has a clear and indisputable right to appear on the 2014 primary election ballot and has alternative means to seek relief. See Haw. Const. art. V, sec. 2 ("The lieutenant governor shall be elected at the same time, for the same term and in the same manner as the governor[.]"); Hirono v. Peabody, 81 Hawai'i 230, 915 P.2d 704 (1996) (a candidate for governor must seek the nomination to the office with a candidate for lieutenant governor from the same political party); HRS § 12-8 (2009 & Supp. 2013). Petitioner, therefore, is not entitled to the requested writ of mandamus. See Kema v. Gaddis, 91 Hawai'i 200, 204, 982 P.2d 334, 338 (1999) (a writ of mandamus is an extraordinary remedy that will not issue unless the petitioner demonstrates a clear and indisputable right to relief and a lack of alternative means to redress adequately the alleged wrong or obtain the requested action); Barnett v. Broderick, 84 Hawai'i 109, 111, 929 P.2d 1359, 1361 ...


Buy This Entire Record For $7.95

Download the entire decision to receive the complete text, official citation,
docket number, dissents and concurrences, and footnotes for this case.

Learn more about what you receive with purchase of this case.