PROGRESS: Obama Nominates Gay African-American Judge to Federal Bench
Obama Nominates Gay African-American Judge to Federal Bench
Posted by Justin Snow |
November 14, 2012 4:35 PM
President Barack Obama nominated seven judges to the federal bench today, including the president's first out African-American nominee.
Judge William L. Thomas was nominated by Obama on Wednesday to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
In a statement, Obama called on the Senate to promptly consider his nominees as too many courtroom benches remain unfilled.
"These individuals have demonstrated the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from their judicial system," Obama said. "They also represent my continued commitment to ensure that the judiciary resembles the nation it serves. I am grateful for their willingness to serve and confident that they will apply the law with the utmost impartiality and integrity."