Honolulu Civil Beat v. Department of the Attorney General

Online publication Civil Beat challenged denial of access to the Department of the Attorney General’s report concerning the State Auditor’s Office.  The AG refused to provide access to any portion of its fact investigation, claiming protection under the attorney-client privilege, deliberative process privilege, and privacy.  The case was assigned to Judge Keith K. Hiraoka.  Civil No. 16-1-1743-09 KKH.  On June 1, 2017, Judge Hiraoka entered a final judgment in favor of the AG.  Civil Beat appealed.  The Hawai`i Supreme Court heard oral argument on October 18, 2018.  No. CAAP-17-480, No. SCAP-17-480.