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Alan Lawson Plans to Step Down From Florida Supreme Court at End of August

At the end of last week, Florida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson announced he will retire at the end of August. Lawson served more than 20 years as a judge, including 11 years on the...
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Legal Reformers Praise Ron DeSantis, Florida Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) released its annual “Judicial Hellholes” report and for the third year in a row Florida made progress. Legal reform advocates praised Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to improve...
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With Renatha Francis Out, Ron DeSantis Names Jamie Grosshans to Florida Supreme Court

Grosshans is currently serving as a judge on the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal, where she has been since 2018. Before that, she served a judge in the  Orange County Court and as an assistant state attorney for that county. 

Florida Supreme Court Orders Ron DeSantis to Pick Another Justice

The state Constitution requires a Florida Supreme Court justice to be a member of the Florida Bar for at least ten years. DeSantis named Francis to the court in May but said she would not be sworn in until Sept. 24 when she reached ten years of membership with the Florida Bar---but the Supreme Court ordered the governor to name a new justice by Monday.
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Conservatives Back Ron DeSantis Naming Two New Justices to Florida Supreme Court

On Tuesday, DeSantis announced that South Florida Judge Renatha Francis will take the seat held by former Justice Robert Luck who was named to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit by President Donald Trump. Francis will start her new duties in September due to state law requiring justices be members of the Florida Bar for at least ten years.

Senate Confirms Two Conservative Florida Supreme Court Justices to Federal Bench

The U.S. Senate approved President Donald Trump’s nominations of two members of the Florida Supreme Court as federal judges.
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Donald Trump Nominates Two Conservatives on Florida Supreme Court for Federal Judgeships

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he wants to name two new members of the Florida Supreme Court as federal judges--and elected officials across the Sunshine State cheered the nominations. 

Ron DeSantis Transforms Florida Supreme Court as He Adds Carlos Muñiz

Muñiz becomes the second Hispanic to serve on the state Supreme Court and is the third appointment DeSantis made to that court since taking office two weeks ago. 

Ron DeSantis Names ‘Scalia-Like’ Robert Luck to Florida Supreme Court

Still less than a week into his term, on Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis named Florida Third District Court of Appeal Judge Robert Luck to the Florida Supreme Court, the second appointment DeSantis has made to that court during his short tenure. 

Conservatives Back Ron DeSantis Naming Barbara Lagoa to Florida Supreme Court

Less than 24 hours after he was sworn in, Gov. Ron DeSantis named Florida Third District Court of Appeals Judge Barbara Lagoa, a conservative, to the Florida Supreme Court. Lagoa, the first Hispanic woman to...

Florida Delegation Weighs in as Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn in to Serve on Supreme...

Members of the Florida delegation reacted after Ketanji Brown Jackson started her service on the U.S. Supreme Court. The U.S. Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nomination of Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court back in...

Florida Delegation Reacts to Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

Members of the Florida congressional delegation divided on party lines on Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday. Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--applauded the decision. “The importance...
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