Rubio wrong on Judge Thomas

 

I applaud Fred Grimm’s columns questioning Sen. Marco Rubio’s refusal to advance the nomination of Judge William Thomas.

As a criminal trial attorney having appeared before him on multiple occasions, I can very confidently say that Judge Thomas is superbly qualified for the position of U.S. district court judge.

By far one of the brightest and most diligent judges I have had the pleasure to appear before, his temperament is his greatest strength. Thoughtful, patient and inquisitive, no matter how emotional the subject matter and/or the litigants may be, the public can reliably count on Judge Thomas to be the steady hand of reasonableness.

One thing any seasoned litigator learns: Temperament trumps both intellectual ability and knowledge of the law; some of the bench’s brightest and diligent have been rendered ineffective by their personality.

Neil G. Taylor,

Coral Gables

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