March 13, 2013, marked the last day of Associate Judge David A. Wiseman's second term of office and the first day of his third term of office as judge of the CNMI Superior Court.
For his third, Wiseman was sworn in by Gov. Eloy S. Inos, with Lt. Gov. Jude U. Hofschneider, other judges, justices, and staff present.
Wiseman stated that this was actually his fourth judicial oath of office. He first took the oath in 1995 upon being sworn in as a special judge. The second time was in 2001 after being nominated to the court by former governor Pedro P. Tenorio. The third oath of office Wiseman took was in 2005, when retained by the voters for a second term as a Superior Court associate judge. And now, after again being retained by the voters for a third term of office, he was taking the oath again.
Wiseman said: “The oath of office represents a commitment to uphold the CNMI and the U.S.constitutions, as well as the rule of law, which is the core of any civilized society.” The judge further expressed his belief that he has fulfilled this commitment in serving the community for the last 12 years and has done so with honor and integrity.
“It has been a pleasure, privilege, and honor to have had this opportunity and I look forward to continuing to serve the community in this new term of office,” he said. (NMI Judiciary)