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State Senate confirms Oahu district court judge

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The Hawaii Senate has confirmed a district court judge nomination.

William Domingo was confirmed Tuesday as a judge for Oahu First Circuit District Court.

Since 2005, Domingo has been the sole lawyer of his private practice, focusing on criminal defense. Prior to going into private practice, he was a public defender in federal and state courts.

Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee Chairman Sen. Gil Keith-Agaran says Domingo received support from prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys.

Hawaii’s chief justice appointed Domingo from the Judicial Selection Commission’s list of six nominees.

Domingo replaces Judge Leslie Hayashi who retired last year.

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