Supreme Court of the United States
MICHAEL J. FUCHS and
KE KAILANI DEVELOPMENT LLC,
KE KAILANI PARTNERS, LLC,
On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Hawaii Supreme
Court, the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, and the
First Circuit Court of the State of Hawaii
PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI
Gary Victor Dubin
Counsel of Record
FREDERICK J. ARENSMEYER
Dunrin Law Offices
65 Merchant Street, Suite 3100
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: (808) 537-2300
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Attorneys for Petitioners
1. Resolving the conflict in the decisions, equally divided, among state courts, and between state and federal courts, concerning one of the most fundamental due process issues in constitutional law, the requirement of a neutral and impartial decision maker: Is a presiding state judge, discovered to have an undisclosed stock ownership interest in an adverse party, refusing nevertheless to recuse himself, in violation of judicial ethics and a disqualified jurist, based upon an objective standard of the appearance of partiality, and his or her decisions required to be set aside?
2. Resolving the conflict in the decisions, equally divided, among state courts, and between federal courts in their exercise of diversity jurisdiction: Is it a violation of due process of law as an unconstitutional forfeiture of property rights for a state or federal court to award a foreclosing mortgagee a deficiency judgment calculated solely by subtracting the net proceeds of a forced auction sale from the amount owed, without the court conducting an evidentiary hearing after sale confirmation to first determine the fair value of a foreclosed property?
3. Is it a violation of due process and equal protection, when a right to appeal is expressly provided by state law, for a state appellate court nevertheless to deny the right to appeal based solely upon a filed notice of appeal delayed solely due to a malfunction in that state’s authorized electronic appellate filing system?