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Spiritual leaders to rally at Marco Rubio's office in support of Miami federal judge nominee

@DavidOvalle305

Spiritual leaders will rally Tuesday to urge U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, to drop opposition to the appointment of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas to the federal bench.

President Barack Obama nominated Thomas for a federal judgeship over a year ago, a move that enjoys widespread support in South Florida’s legal community.

But Rubio, who originally recommended Thomas to the president, is now blocking the nomination, claiming that he has concerns about the judge’s temperament and qualifications.

Thomas’ supporters in the legal community say Rubio is unfairly distorting the judge’s record to pander to the Tea Party and other Republican right-wingers.

Thomas would be the first openly gay African-American federal judge.

Tuesday’s rally is being led by Rev. Carl Johnson, of Miami’s 93rd Street Baptist Church.

“He is well trained in the law. He has a good, honest and discerning character that makes him an outstanding judge,” Johnson said of Thomas, a longtime state court judge.

The group of between 30 and 40 supporters will rally Tuesday outside Rubio’s West Miami-Dade Office, 8669 NW 36th St., at 10:30 a.m.

--DAVID OVALLE

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ed jenkins

Of course this horrible person should not be given a position of moral authority. The article even mentions his admitted participation in perverted activities two paragraphs before some fraud of a reverend claims he has a good character. Please edit the articles in the future so that we don't have to read such contradictions about a pervert having good character.

DIANA BURNET

William Thomas (I cannot call him "judge" because he is not of sound judgement) does not deserve the appointment due to his own terrible rulings! Please see the case of Aaron Cohen / Michele Traverso where cyclist Aaron Cohen was killed by an intoxicated and reckless Michele Traverso, who had past arrests for drugs/reckless driving, who fled the scene, and whose parents tried to help hide the evidence of the crash. What sentence did Traverso get for killing Aaron Cohen? PROBATION!!

S. Cohen

Please support the decision of Senator Rubio. It was inconsistent for the State's Attorney (if she was correctly quoted in a recent newspaper article) to argue for a minimum of 6 years for the person responsible for my son's death and later seemingly recant to support Judge Thomas. In my opinion, the wrong message was sent in Judge's Thomas' ruling in the Traverso matter and the sentence, and lack of prison incarceration, was unjustified. The doctor who testified at the hearing testified, under oath, that he hadn't treated Traverso in some time, Traverso's lawyer's attempt to testify to the "facts" was, I think, inappropriate, and Traverso also plead gguity to possession of an illegal substance. Senator Rubio's position is well founded and based on an objective (not subjective) analysis. Again, I urge the support Senator Rubio on this issue.

Stephen Cohen (Father of Aaron Cohen)

ROBIN

UPDATE- RALLY HELD TODAY IN SUPPORT OF JUDGE THOMAS-

I WAS AT THIS RALLY, TO SUPPORT MARCO RUBIO AND MORE TO LET THE WORLD KNOW JUST HOW INCOMPETENT JUDGE WILLIAM THOMAS IS. I DONT BASE THIS ON RACE OR SEXUALITY BUT ON FACTS. I DONT BASE THIS ON "HIS GREAT CHARACTER" OR JUDGE THOMAS BEING A GREAT SOUL-AS HIS CHURCH DOES,
I AM SURE HE IS! JUST KEEP HIM OUT OF THE COURT ROOM WHERE HE IS INCOMPETENT AND RULES OUT MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. DEVALUES MY LAND, PUTS ME OUT OF BUSINESS. CITY OF MIAMI, MY DOORS ARE CLOSED, I CANT ACCESS MY 3 MILLION DOLLAR PLUS LAND BUT THE DEVELOPERS THAT WANTED TO SQUASH ME OUT CAN AND DID WITH THE CORRUPT JUDGE THOMAS.


THE RALLY WAS PUT INTO PLACE BY JUDGE THOMAS' """"CHURCH.""" THE REVEREND CARL JOHNSON RALLYS AND PROTESTS FOR A LIVING.(I WILL BE AT MY CHURCH THIS WEEKEND TO FIND MY OWN SUPPORTERS WHO ALL CAME OFF LIKE A BRAIN WASHED CULT) ITS WHAT HE DOES. HE PUSHES THE RACIST CARD. MAKES THINGS A BLACK AND WHITE ISSUE WHEN WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A RIGHT FROM WRONG ISSUE.

ALL THE SUPPORTERS OF THIS RALLY WERE OUT OF CONTROL, BRIBING MY AND RUBIO'S SUPPORTERS WITH MONEY, THREATENING US PHYSICALLY AND THROWING US INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC. I WILL ATTEST UNDER OATH TO THIS. OUT OF CONTROL LIKE ANIMALS. TRYING TO PROVOKE US.

I WAS THERE TO LET THE MEDIA KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT JUDGE THOMAS AND HIS NON JUDICIAL PRACTICES IN THE COURT ROOM, JUDGE THOMAS' ABSOLUTE DISREGARD TO THE CONSTITUTION.


WWW.MIAMIJUDICALCORRUPTION.COM


READ THE FACTS. NO LIES, NO CHARACTER ASSASSINATION, NO RACIST HERE. PLAIN FACTS. KEEP THIS WONDERFUL CHURCH GOING MAN OUT OF THE COURT ROOM OR ELSE, IT COULD BE YOU!

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