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LGBT Groups Tell Sens. 'Hateful' Views Should DQ Judge Pick

Law360, Houston (October 19, 2017, 3:10 PM EDT) -- A group of 36 LGBT organizations have sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate demanding the withdrawal of one of President Donald Trump's federal judicial nominees, who currently serves as Texas' first assistant attorney general, telling legislators his “hateful” rhetoric should disqualify him.

The groups, led by Lambda Legal, sent the letter to Congress on Monday, opposing Jeffrey Mateer's nomination to a bench in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, arguing that he has disqualified himself from a position in...
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