Immediately issue a blue slip and allow Judge William Thomas' nomination to become a Federal District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida to proceed.

Immediately issue a blue slip and allow Judge William Thomas' nomination to become a Federal District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida to proceed.

    1. david tucker
    2. Petition by

      david tucker

      Coral gables, FL

Judge William Thomas is a sitting Circuit Court Judge in Miami-Dade County. He is the first openly gay black judge to be nominated to become a Federal District Court Judge in South Florida. Judge Thomas is an extremely qualified and hardworking jurist. He has received numerous accolades from attorneys who have appeared before him. The American Bar Association vetted and rated Judge Thomas as “majority well qualified”.

Senator Rubio interviewed Judge Thomas and recommended him to President Obama for nomination almost a year ago to become a Federal District Court Judge. The Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, that Senator Rubio helped select recommended Judge Thomas to become a Federal District Court Judge.

We believe that Judge Thomas should be judged based on his outstanding credentials and experience and not based on anything else. The Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida is need of additional judges to handle an increasing workload.

Judge Thomas would be a tremendous asset to the bench and community He brings years of legal and judicial experience to the court. The time to act is now and therefore we request that Senator Rubio put politics aside and immediately issue a “blue slip” allowing for Judge Thomas nomination process to move forward.

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Immediately issue a blue slip and allow Judge William Thomas' nomination to become a Federal District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida to proceed.

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    • janice spencer HOUSTON, TX
      • 4 months ago

      Don't know if this counts because I do not reside in Florida (but did). What does straight/gay have to do with morals and what is right/wrong?? Equal rights, PLEASE for all

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    • A PITT COLUMBIA, SC
      • 5 months ago

      I've started the petition "Barack Obama and Aaron Schock and U.S. Senate: Eradicate US Army Toxic Leadership" and need your help to get it off the ground.

      Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:

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    • Carol Hoeman HAMILTON, NJ
      • 5 months ago

      Discrimination of any type is WRONG.

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    • Joel Collazo MIAMI, FL
      • 5 months ago

      He is a very respectful man and on top of everything outstanding judge. He knows the in and outs of this law. He is strict and great at what he does. I do not see why we look at him differently when he is a fellow human being that works very hard to be where he is at right now.

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    • Lasonji brown HIALEAH, FL
      • 5 months ago

      Because it is disparity,because of party affiliation and Race.This has nothing with doing the job you are appointed to.

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