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Gov. Scott appoints judge recommended by Trump



By Gary Fineout, Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE - Republican Donald Trump recommended to Gov. Rick Scott that he give a judgeship to a Florida attorney whose work appears at odds with Trump's hard-line stance on immigration.

Emails newly released by the Scott administration show Trump recommended that the governor appoint Jose Izquierdo, a well-regarded attorney who had backing from several other South Florida Republicans.

Izquierdo has represented criminal immigrants, spoken on immigration issues and once represented the consulates of Mexico and Honduras. It's not clear whether Trump knew that Izquierdo had done work at odds with many of Trump's policy positions.

Thirteen days after Trump's recommendation, Scott appointed the attorney, a Broward County circuit judge.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:28pm]


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