SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I
RICHARD C. ELINE, Petitioner,
(By: Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, Acoba, and Duffy, JJ.)
Upon consideration of Richard C. Eline's petition for a writ of habeas
corpus, it appears that habeas corpus relief is available to petitioner
in the circuit court and petitioner presents no special reason for
invoking the supreme court's original jurisdiction. See Oili v. Chang, 57 Haw. 511,
512, 557 P.2d 787, 788 (1976). Therefore,
IT IS HEREBY
ORDERED that the clerk of the appellate court shall process the
petition for writ of habeas corpus without payment of the filing fees.
IT IS FURTHER
ORDERED that the petition for a writ of habeas corpus is denied without
prejudice to seeking habeas corpus relief in the circuit court pursuant
to HRS § 660-3 (1993).
Honolulu, Hawai‘i, December 19, 2008.