FSMIS (May 27, 2015): Federated States of Micronesia President Peter M. Christian has submitted to Congress the nomination of Mr. Dennis K. Yamase to be the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia.
Mr. Yamase has held profound legal and professional careers in the region of Micronesia since 1987 starting when he became the legislative counsel for the Congress of the FSM, a post he held for six years before serving as the legal counsel for the Office of the Vice President in the Republic of Palau starting in 1993. Most notable among his streak of high profile legal careers is his nearly 12-year service as an Associate Justice at the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia. He resigned from the post in April 2014.
In his nomination correspondence with Congress, President Christian underscores that “Mr. Yamase has committed his career to the legal profession”. He goes on saying that Mr. Yamase “is well versed in all areas of the law, and he understands the importance of the Judiciary to this Nation”.
“I am confident that he (Mr. Yamase) is qualified to become the next Chief Justice of the Federated States of Micronesia Supreme Court”.
President Christian is urging Congress to “favorably consider” his nomination during the ongoing regular session.
Mr. Yamase is currently residing in Pearl City, in the State of Hawaii.
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