State of the Law - Challenging Trump's Travel Ban with Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin
Douglas Chin is the Attorney General of the State of Hawaii. Doug Chin is the son of Chinese immigrants. He graduated from Stanford University and received his law degree from the University of Hawaii. Attorney General Douglas Chin joined the Honolulu prosecutor’s office in 1996, where he tried approximately fifty jury cases to verdict. He was recognized with a “Top Gun” award for winning the most trials in a calendar year out of 100 Honolulu prosecutors. In 2006, Chin was appointed first deputy prosecutor and later its acting city prosecutor in 2010. From 2010 to 2013, under Honolulu mayor Peter B. Carlisle, Chin served as Managing Director for the City and County of Honolulu. From 2013 to 2015, Chin was a law partner and eventual Managing Partner at Carlsmith Ball, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the state of Hawaii. Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige appointed Chin to become the state’s Attorney General in January 2015 and he was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate on March 15, 2015. Doug Chin joins Mark Shklov on Law Across the Sea to discuss the scope of work of the State Attorney General’s Office and current events and topics, including the State of Hawaii lawsuit against President Trump and President’s Executive Order which banned travel from certain Muslim-majority nations and suspended the Nation’s refugee program.