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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:10 AM

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."


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kpete Nov 2012 OP
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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:12 AM

1. He must be qualified or Pres Obama

wouldn't have nominated him.

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