Chief Judge Swears in Hawaii Congressman
Chief Judge Susan Oki Mollway of the District of Hawaii administered the Oath of Office to Congressman Mark Takai of Hawaii on January 16, 2015, in front of nearly 400 well-wishers at the federal courthouse in Honolulu. The Congressman's family and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi stood beside him during the ceremony. For the ceremony, Takai told reporters he wore a pair of Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye’s cufflinks, loaned to him by the late Senator’s family.
After taking their official oaths in Washington, DC, members of Congress often take their public oaths of office in their home districts, frequently calling on federal judges to officiate at the ceremony — an example of the intersection of our legislative and judicial branches.
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