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Hawaii adds civil instruction regarding pronouns

Hawaii has added a new introductory instruction to its civil instructions clarifying that "references to the parties and personal pronouns in these instructions may be modified to fit the particular circumstances of a case." I'm not sure what the point of this was. Were Hawaii trial judges unsure of their authority to substitute pronouns to fit the facts of a case?

June 10, 2022 UPDATE: The civil instructions have been recompiled accordingly.

(04/30/22) (permalink)