The Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) is the intermediate appellate court in Hawaii. It was established by the Hawaii Constitution in 1959 and hears appeals from the trial courts and some state agencies. The six judges of the court sit in panels of three.
|| The Intermediate Court of Appeals has discretionary authority to entertain cases submitted without a prior suit when there is a question of law that could be the subject of a civil action or a proceeding in the Circuit Court, or Tax Appeal Court, and the parties agree upon the facts upon which the controversy depends.
—Hawaii State Judiciary website
Cases in the appellate court may be transferred to the Hawaii Supreme Court at the supreme court's discretion.
The court's judges are chosen according to a plan laid out in Article 6, Section 3 of the Hawaii Constitution.
- A list of 4-6 nominees is prepared by the Hawaii Judicial selection Commission.
- That list is presented to the governor.
- The governor chooses a judge from the list.
- The governor's choice is then subject to the advise and consent of the Hawaii Senate.
- ↑ May vary for chief judge
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hawaii State Judiciary, "The Intermediate Court of Appeals," accessed December 3, 2014
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- ↑ Pacific Business News "Appeals, circuit judge nominees named," January 22, 2010
- ↑ Pacific Business News "Lingle picks judges for appeals, circuit courts," February 10, 2010
- ↑ Hawaii State Judiciary, "ICA Frequently Asked Questions," accessed December 3, 2014