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Gov. DeSantis picks second new justice for Florida Supreme Court
Robert J. Luck, new justice on the Florida Supreme Court. Credit: Third District Court of Appeal
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday made his second pick for the Florida Supreme Court – Robert J. Luck, of the Third District Court of Appeal.
Appointed by former Gov. Rick Scott, Luck has served on the appellate court since March 2017, according to biographical material from the Third District Court of Appeal.
Among other roles, Luck has been a trial court judge and an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
He was born and raised in Miami-Dade County and attended public schools there. He graduated from law school from the University of Florida, according go the bio material.
In his first pick for the Florida Supreme Court, Gov. Ron DeSantis last week appointed Barbara Lagoa — a Cuban-American judge who is the first Hispanic woman in history to serve on the state’s high court.
DeSantis has one more pick, following the retirement of three justices on the Florida Supreme Court – Barbara Pariente, Peggy Quince and Fred Lewis – who joined the Supreme Court two decades ago.
Pariente and Lewis were appointed by the late Democrat Gov. Lawton Chiles and Quince was appointed jointly by Chiles and Republican Gov. Jeb Bush.
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