UPDATE: Gov DeSantis Appoints Appeals Court Chief To FL Supreme Court

UPDATE: 1/9 10:15a

Governor Ron DeSantis has made his first appointment to the Florida Supreme Court.

He's selected Third District Court of Appeal Chief Judge Barbara Lagoa.

The Hialeah-native graduated from Florida International University before getting her law degree at Columbia University.

She becomes the first Hispanic woman to sit on the state's highest court.

Since three justices were termed out due to their ages, DeSantis will have two additional appointments, which he's expected to make in the coming weeks.



Not even in office for 24 hours and the new Governor is ready to make what's being called "an important announcement regarding the Florida Supreme Court."

Ron DeSantis and Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez will make the announcement this morning at Miami's Freedom Tower.

Due to the mandatory retirement age, three justices have been forced from the bench on the state's highest court letting DeSantis pick their replacements.


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