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Marco Rubio Nixes Nomination Of Openly Gay Judge
CBS Miami ^ | 09/24/2013

Posted on 09/24/2013 2:07:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Senator Marco Rubio withdrew his support for Judge William Thomas’ nomination Tuesday to the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida despite having backed the nomination more than 10 months ago, according to the New York Times.

For confirmation to move forward, a nominee must have support from both United States senators in their home state.

Senator Rubio said he was concerned about two decisions in cases made by Judge Thomas. If Thomas had been confirmed to the court, he would have been the first openly gay black judge on the federal bench.

Rubio said he was concerned about Thomas’ “fitness” for the federal bench including “ questions about his judicial temperament and his willingness to impose appropriate criminal sentences,” according to the Times.

Specifically, Rubio took issue with the sentence of Michele Traverso, saying the sentence was too lenient. However, the lead prosecutor and the administrative judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit criminal division both wrote letters saying Judge Thomas acted fairly and well within the law, the Times reported.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: fl; gay; judge; marcorubio; micheletraverso; nomination; rubio
JUDGE WILLIAM THOMAS

1 posted on 09/24/2013 2:07:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

TWO ISSUES RUBIO TOOK EXCEPTION WITH:

1) Rubio said he was concerned that Thomas gave too light a sentence to a motorist who killed a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident. The driver was suspected of being intoxicated at the time, but since he did not turn himself in until the next day, his blood-alcohol level could not be measured, so there were limits on the charges that could be brought against him.

2) Thomas ruled against admitting a confession as evidence in a rape-murder case, saying two of the five defendants had not been read their rights properly or had not understood the information, and an appellate court agreed with part of his ruling. All five eventually either entered guilty pleas or were convicted.


2 posted on 09/24/2013 2:09:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Marko who?
3 posted on 09/24/2013 2:10:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Marco the Rat


4 posted on 09/24/2013 2:12:55 PM PDT by turducken
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To: SeekAndFind

Rubio is worried about how his support for this judge might look as he plans toward 2016 and the presidental race.

After his amnesty association with the gang of 8, Rubio seems to have wised up a tad.


5 posted on 09/24/2013 2:17:23 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rubio’s stance on amnesty requires that every decision he makes henceforth should be viewed through the prism of political triangulation, and never again to be trusted.


6 posted on 09/24/2013 2:19:13 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Another little side dividend from sending his poll numbers into the toilet over amnesty.


7 posted on 09/24/2013 2:19:32 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
I love how the narrative is is being played that is must be where this guy sticks his d*ick and nothing to do with his rulings, etc.

Another distraction with OPTICS.

8 posted on 09/24/2013 2:21:52 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: TomGuy

“After his amnesty association with the gang of 8, Rubio seems to have wised up a tad.”

Never forget, he’s Hispanic and he will do for “his people” given the chance again irrespective of our country’s laws or the interests of it’s citizens. He is not presidential material.


9 posted on 09/24/2013 2:24:53 PM PDT by vette6387 (o)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why Not? We have the first gay, black President.

They can have a date together.


10 posted on 09/24/2013 2:25:47 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: SeekAndFind
"May I approach the bench, you faggot?"

I don't think so...

Whoever nominated this poofter should be castrated and made to watch Barbara Streisand movies (both of them...) until his chest hairs fall out.

IMHO (In My Hetero Opinion)

;-\

11 posted on 09/24/2013 2:26:38 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Da amber lamps. Bring dem..." LMFFAO!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The absolutely despicable Marco Rubio is trying to do anything he can to reestablish his bona fides as a conservative. Sorry Marco, it won’t work! I, and many others, will FOREVER remember your treachery on Amnesty.


12 posted on 09/24/2013 2:28:23 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: TomGuy

“After his amnesty association with the gang of 8, Rubio seems to have wised up a tad.”

Fool me once...


13 posted on 09/24/2013 2:41:33 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SeekAndFind

Rubio needs to get his butt on the Senate floor and help out Ted Cruz. Then maybe we can think about starting to listen to him.


14 posted on 09/24/2013 2:47:41 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: SeekAndFind

Rubio fell off that tightrope he was walking months ago.


15 posted on 09/24/2013 2:58:10 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably wasn’t Illegal Alien enough for Amnesty Liberal Rubio


16 posted on 09/24/2013 3:01:05 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Unemployment is so high...its getting harder for Obama to job people anymore)
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To: SeekAndFind

AH!.. an openly gay judge!.....
One wonders what ELSE he is confused about!...
A Gay Judge borders on being an oxy-moron..


17 posted on 09/24/2013 3:06:16 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: House Atreides
Marco Rineo.. !
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click-> America the Beautiful......


18 posted on 09/24/2013 3:08:28 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Joann37
Rubio needs to get his butt on the Senate floor and help out Ted Cruz. Then maybe we can think about starting to listen to him.

No, that wouldn't help. He's toast, and there's nothing he can do to un-toastify himself.

19 posted on 09/24/2013 3:10:54 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: SeekAndFind

My GAYDAR is over the top!! Rubio, oh Rubio.....what the hell were you thinking in the first place?


20 posted on 09/24/2013 3:53:46 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: TomGuy

Damaged goods with no resell value.


21 posted on 09/24/2013 4:10:26 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: wetgundog

Who says they haven’t already.


22 posted on 09/24/2013 4:11:26 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rubio is living proof, that when you try to please everyone, you wind up pleasing no one.


23 posted on 09/24/2013 4:12:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TomGuy

RINOs do not “wise up,” they manipulate their constituents and shift their allegiences, depending on what will keep them popular.


24 posted on 09/24/2013 4:17:18 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: turducken

Yeah: I think Marco is trying to make himself over after the immigration fiasco.


25 posted on 09/24/2013 4:50:10 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: wetgundog

Why Not? We have the first gay, black President.

They can have a date together.

Don’t forget Reggie, with three they can have a regular bathhouse barry party!


26 posted on 09/24/2013 5:23:13 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So Rubio was for the gay judge before he was against the gay judge...


27 posted on 09/24/2013 5:37:25 PM PDT by moovova
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To: SpaceBar

As much as I despise Rubio over ‘gang of 8’ stance, he brought me to tears tonight in his effort to defund Obamacare.


28 posted on 09/24/2013 5:38:10 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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29 posted on 09/24/2013 11:59:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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