Understanding the Katherine Leonard Pick

·By Chad Blair

Gov. Lingle’s surprise nomination of Katherine Leonard to be the next chief justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court is certainly historic. The nomination was an astute move, given that Leonard would be the first woman chief justice and the first graduate of the University of Hawaii law school. But Democrats could have reason to oppose her, even if only to try to give the appointment to the next governor.

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