Ronald Moon

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Ronald T.Y. Moon was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawai`i. He was appointed to this court in 1990 by Governor John D. Waihee III, a Democrat. On March 31, 1993, he was sworn in as Chief Justice. His term on the court would have ended on March 30, 2013 if not for his mandatory retirement on March 30, 2010 due to reaching the age of 70. [1]


Justice Moon received his B.S. degree in Psychology and Sociology from Coe College and his J.D. degree from the University of Iowa School of Law in 1965.[2][3]

Professional career

Justice Moon began his career as a law clerk for former Chief Judge Martin Pence of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. He also worked for the prosecutor's office from 1966 to 1968. After this, he worked for four years as a legal associate and then became a partner of the firm Libkuman, Ventura, Moon, and Ayabe. In 1982, he was appointed to the Circuit Court, where he judged until his appointment to the Supreme Court in 1990.[3]

Awards and associations

  • Recipient of the Harry L. Carrico Award for Judicial Innovation, August 27, 2010[4]

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