January 04, 2008

ID: congratulations, Your Timship!

A smart pick from the governor's office:

Otter Names Hansen to 4th District Bench

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter today appointed Ada County Magistrate Timothy Hansen to fill the 4th District judgeship... Hansen, 56, is a Pocatello native who received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the University of Idaho. The U.S. Navy veteran has been an Ada County magistrate since 1992. He previously was a deputy Ada County public defender...

I remember way back when I was a fledging p. d. out at Traffic Court on Barrister Drive, Tim Hansen and Mark Stewart were my misdemeanor mentors - man, I thought they knew everything! Mark's moved on and Tim's moved up: worthy men both.

(but see Public Defender Dude, "Why are ex-Public Defenders so often bad judges?")