30 Dec 2010

Hawaii flags at half mast for federal judge

9:56 am on 30 December 2010

Hawaii state flags are flying at half mast today to honor federal Judge Samuel King, who died December 7 at the age of 94.

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie ordered the lowering of the flags which will be effective from sunrise to sundown today.

King was a senior U.S. District Court judge, as well as an icon in Hawaii politics and society for six decades.

He is best known in recent years for being one of five co-authors of "Broken Trust," a 1997 essay and later book that examined what was then called the Bishop Estate, one of the nation's wealthiest educational trusts.