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The United States District Court for the District of Hawaii is the principal trial court of the United States Federal Court System in the state of Hawaii. Located at the Prince Kuhio Federal Building in downtown Honolulu fronting the Aloha Tower and Honolulu Harbor, it hears both civil and criminal cases as a court of both law and equity. A branch of the district court is the United States Bankruptcy Court which also has chambers in the federal building. A trial court or court of first instance is the court in which most civil or criminal cases begin. ... A United States federal courts are the system of courts organized under the Constitution and laws of the federal government of the United States. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Aloha State Other U.S. States Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Governor Linda Lingle Official languages Hawaiian and English Area 28,337 km² (43rd) - Land 16,649 km² - Water 11,672 km² (41. ... The Prince Kuhio Federal Building, formally the Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building and United States Courthouse, is the official seat of the United States federal government and its local branches of various agencies and departments in the state of Hawaii. ... The Capitol District (foreground) incorporates historic buildings dating back to the monarchy of Kamehameha II. The state capitol is the large building at middle right with columns set into a surrounding reflecting pool. ... The Aloha Tower has been greeting vessels to port at Honolulu Harbor since September 11, 1926. ... Aloha Tower has been greeting vessels to port at Honolulu Harbor since September 11, 1926. ... Law (a loanword from Old Norse lag), in politics and jurisprudence, is a set of rules or norms of conduct which mandate, proscribe or permit specified relationships among people and organizations, provide methods for ensuring the impartial treatment of such people, and provide punishments for those who do not follow... For other uses, see Equity (disambiguation). ... In the United States, Federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases. ...
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