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Governor DeSantis Appoints Two New Florida Supreme Court Justices

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Posted at 1:10 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 13:10:39-04
MIAMI, Fla. —

Today in a press conference Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Renatha Francis and John Couriel to the Florida supreme court.

Couriel is a private litigator in Miami. He also once acted as a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Francis is a former Miami-Dade judge, who is now of Palm Beach. She will not be able to take the bench until September due to a law that requires lawyers be Bar members for 10 years before becoming a justice.

Francis will also be the first Caribbean-American to serve the supreme court, who was born and raised in Jamacia.

They will replace justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck.