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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.
"Well, in this season of opportunity, we can say there is more out there to achieve for our state – and there is no reason why we can’t seize this moment and deliver for the people of Florida."
Bill Herrle, the Florida executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), weighed in on the report on Wednesday when he spoke at Small Business Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee, noting “Floridians lose out on billions of dollars in income, and over a hundred thousand jobs are lost each year due to lawsuits.”
The U.S. Senate approved President Donald Trump’s nominations of two members of the Florida Supreme Court as federal judges.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) released a study placing Florida 46th out of 50 states when it comes to lawsuit climate and placing Miami as one of the ten worst jurisdictions in the nation. ILR showcases its annual “Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States” which was conducted by the Harris Poll.
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.
The Central Florida Democrat was the subject of the ire of then-Gov. Rick Scott when she suddenly announced in 2017 that she would not pursue the death penalty in any case in her jurisdiction.