Mark Recktenwald is Hawaii's new chief justice

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Mark Recktenwald is officially the state's new Supreme Court chief justice. The 54-year-old took the oath of office Tuesday. Recktenwald succeeds retiring Chief Justice Ronald Moon.

Governor Lingle nominated the him last month after the senate rejected appeals judge Kathryn Leonard. The senate unanimously confirmed Recktenwald on September 2.

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