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Circuit court bench: Judge Tootoo swearing in Thursday

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - New circuit court judge Faauunga Tootoo will be sworn in Thursday. He'll be the first circuit court judge of Samoan ancestry.

The Hawaii State Bar Association had deemed Tootoo unqualified for the promotion.

But the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed the long-time district court judge to the circuit court bench, after no one testified against his nomination.

We'll have more on this story tonight on Hawaii News Now.

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