The lawmaker in charge of vetting judicial candidates noted Eddins’ vast legal experience.
The legal community heaped praise on Todd Eddins as state lawmakers examined how he might react to certain situations on the high court.
Hawaii’s attorney general has assembled a team to advise lawmakers on the issues, and how Hawaii might regulate legal use.
A second special session for the Senate is scheduled for Nov. 18.
The House has added two committees, and combined several others.
A fresh crop of younger lawmakers — all of them Democrats — won legislative seats.
The GOP has not held significant numbers since the early 2000s but could pick up a seat in the general.