Former AG Bennett nominated to serve on 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Former AG Bennett nominated to serve on 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Former Attorney General Mark Bennett has been nominated to serve as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

U.S. Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz made the announcement on Monday.

"Attorney General Bennett has extensive experience practicing law in the public and private sectors in Hawaii and at the federal level," Sen. Hirono said, in a statement. "Mark is a well-qualified nominee to serve on the Ninth Circuit."

Bennett has been a director at Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, where he specialized in civil appellate litigation and government relations since 2011.

Prior to that, Bennett served for nearly eight years as attorney general under Gov. Linda Lingle.

This story will be updated. 

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