Deputy AG is judge nominee
The state Judicial Selection Commission has chosen Lloyd Van De Car, a deputy attorney general in Hilo, as a nominee for District Court judge on the Big Island.
The commission made the selection after the state Senate rejected two of Hawai'i Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon's nominees because Moon missed a constitutional deadline for the appointments.
The commission picked Van De Car over Anthony Bartholomew, a Hilo public defender who had been chosen by Moon. Earlier this month, the commission picked Harry Freitas, an attorney with the Big Island's deputy corporation counsel, for the other vacancy.