Kobayashi wins Senate approval as US district judge for Hawaii

Leslie Kobayashi
Leslie Kobayashi

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii judge Leslie Kobayashi has won U.S. Senate confirmation to become a federal district judge here in the islands.

Kobayashi will take the spot chief district judge Helen Gillmor left vacant when she shifted to senior status last year.

Senators Daniel Akaka and Inouye supported Kobayashi's nomination by President Barack Obama, his first judicial appointment in Hawaii.

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