It's been so busy that we missed last week that Miami Judges Rodney Smith and Rudy Ruiz were nominated to the Federal Bench by POTUS.
DOM of course didn't miss it and his post is here.
The nomination of Judge Rodney Smith is especially satisfying. If you've ever seen Judge Smith speak in public, he has an amazing life story that includes as a young man seeing ASA Don Horn speak about being a prosecutor and making up his mind to do the same- and then going to college and law school and becoming a prosecutor.
Judge Ruiz was, inter alia, a clerk for Judge Federico Moreno. Pretty soon there won't be a Judge in South Florida who didn't clerk for Moreno, which goes to show how well and carefully he chose his clerks.
The nominations of both Judge Rudy Ruiz and Judge Smith are ones we can all be proud of.
Good luck to both.
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