Senate Votes to Confirm Jill Otake to Serve on U.S. District Court
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Jill Otake to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai‘i. Otake was confirmed unanimously.
“Ms. Otake’s record shows that she has an impressive legal mind and a steadfast commitment to justice, so it’s no surprise that the Senate has confirmed her to serve as a district judge. This is how the process is supposed to work. Bipartisan consultation on well-qualified candidates leads to unanimous confirmation. As one of her former supervisors put it, our country will be getting the best with Ms. Otake. For this reason, I was proud to support her nomination to the federal bench. She will serve the federal court and our state with integrity.”