Half a dozen Miami lawyers have reduced interviews with the Legislature’s Nominating Committee to become the next US lawyer in Southern Florida.
However, the seventh notable candidate did not submit an application to the House Nominating Committee: Palm Beach Attorney Dave Aromberg.
In a few letters to South Florida politicians, Aromberg said he was “honored by the report” that he was being considered as a U.S. lawyer, but he held it. Since 2013 he did not apply because of his “love” for his current job.
“Our current state of affairs is the historic appointment of the first black US lawyer from Florida,” said Aromberg, a white Democrat who has been a prominent commentator on MSNBC, CNN, and other cable networks. I need it. “
The six Miami lawyers scheduled for an interview by the House Nominating Committee are Michael Huntman, Markenzie Lapointe, Matthew Dates, Jacqueline Arango, Andres Libero and Jonathan Etra. Of these six, Dates and Lapointe are the only black candidates, both former federal prosecutors in South Florida.
Senator Marco Rubio of the Republican Miami said through his office: He supports Haitian-American lawyer Lapointe A person who worked for the Marine Corps.
Rubio, along with Republican Rick Scott, another Florida senator, has appointed another Florida nomination committee, a finalist in the work of a U.S. lawyer, the appearance of two federal judges, and a U.S. Marshal in South Florida. I recommended a vacancy. Rubio’s office announced this week that it is accepting applications.
After Democrat Joe Biden defeated Republican President Donald Trump in November, Democrats in South Florida in the House of Representatives took an unprecedented step to create their own nominating committee. Nomination of the president. Parliamentary Democrats in South Florida said the House Commission wants to speak by recommending candidates that reflect state diversity.
Next week, the House of Representatives, appointed by U.S. Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other Democrats in South Florida, will interview 17 candidates in two federal judges’ vacancies, including opinions from Rubio. I’m planning to start. The opening is the result of Judges Federico Moreno and Ursula Ungaro of the US District Court assuming “Senior Status”. Ungaro will retire Join the Miami law firm Boies Schiller Flexner at the end of the month.
The 17 candidates selected by the House Committee for the interview are: McKinney, Lissette Reid, Cymonie Rowe, Williams Thomas, Lisa Walsh, DetraShaw-Wilder.