November 14, 2014
STATE OF HAWAI'I, Petitioner,
THE HONORABLE RANDAL K.O. LEE, Judge of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawai'i, Respondent Judge, and TRACY T. YOSHIMURA, EUGENE M. SIMEONA, JR., MICHAEL D. MILLER, MICHAEL A. MADALI, JR., CLAYTON SIMEONA, DESIREE U. HAINA, QUENTIN D.R. CANENCIA, GARY G. DANLEY, JR., and ALEXANDER R. ALEJANDRO, Respondents.
ORIGINAL PROCEEDING (CR. NO. 14-1-0717)
Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, McKenna, Pollack, and Wilson, JJ.
ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF PROHIBITION AND STAY OF PROCEEDINGS
Upon consideration of Petitioner State of Hawaii's petition for a writ of prohibition and stay of proceedings, filed on October 29, 2014, the documents attached thereto and submitted in support thereof, and the record, it appears that Petitioner fails to demonstrate that the Respondent Judge acted or is acting beyond or in excess of his jurisdiction in finding that he had limited and inherent jurisdiction to consider the reconsideration motion and in scheduling the evidentiary hearing. See Honolulu Adv., Inc. V. Takao, 59 Haw. 237, 241, 580 P.2d 58, 62 (1978) (a writ of prohibition "is an extraordinary remedy ... to restrain a judge of an inferior court from acting beyond or in excess of his jurisdiction"). Accordingly,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the petition is denied.