Honolulu Civil Beat v. Department of Education

Online publication Civil Beat challenged the Department of Education’s refusal to provide documents concerning 34 closed cases of employee misconduct reported to the Board of Education in May 2018.  The case originally was before Judge Bert I. Ayabe. Civil No. 19-1-191-2 BIA.  Civil Beat moved for partial summary judgment on August 14, 2019.  On November 19, 2019, Judge Ayabe granted Civil Beat’s motion for partial summary judgment.  On January 12, 2022, Judge James C. McWhinnie granted Civil Beat’s further motion for summary judgment, ordering the disclosure of additional information.