MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — President Barack Obama nominated four people to serve as federal judges in Florida’s middle and southern districts.
Three of those nominated Wednesday are currently circuit judges and one is an attorney in private practice. All four must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.READ MORE: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Cabinet Give Green Light To Miami-Dade SR-836 Project
According to a White House announcement Obama chose Miami-Dade Circuit Judges Beth Bloom and Darrin Gayles for South Florida. Nominees for Florida’s middle district are Putnam County Circuit Judge Carlos Eduardo Mendoza and Orlando attorney Paul Byron.READ MORE: Mackenzie Scott, Ex-Wife Of Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos, Donates Millions To Two Florida Universities Including FIU
One of the president’s recent choices for the South Florida federal bench, Circuit Judge William Thomas, was withdrawn from consideration amid strong opposition from Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. Thomas would have been the first openly gay black federal judge.MORE NEWS: Will The Ford Maverick Be A Game-Changer In The Auto Industry?
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