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Michael Wilson sworn in as associate justice on Hawaii Supreme Court

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

In a room full of lawyers and politicians, former Circuit Court Judge Michael Wilson was sworn in on Thursday as the newest associate justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Wilson, who was approved by the state Senate last month, will serve a 10-year term. The ceremony was administered by chief justice Mark Recktenwald in the state Supreme Courtroom. Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who nominated Wilson for the position, also attended. 

The swearing-in ceremony comes amid allegations from the Hawaii State Bar Association that said Wilson was "unqualified" for the Supreme Court because of work ethic concerns, lack of professionalism and questions about how he treated women in the workplace. But the Senate approved Wilson in a 24-1 vote. 

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