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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Gov. DeSantis Announces First of Three Supreme Court Justices .....
THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
BREAKING NEWS .......
Governor Ron DeSantis today appointed BARBARA LAGOA to the Florida Supreme Court. It is his first of three appointments to the open seats on the Court as the result of the retirement of Justices Pariente, Lewis, and Quince.
The announcement was made at the historic Freedom Tower in downtown Miami this morning. Newly elected Attorney General Ashley Moody opened the event, followed by Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez, who introduced the Governor.
Judge Logoa, 51, has been on the 3rd DCA for the past 12 years, authoring 470 opinions. She was appointed to the 3rd DCA by Governor Jeb Bush in 2006 becoming the first Cuban American woman appointed to that Court. She was the Chief Judge of the 3rd DCA, having assumed that role just nine days ago. She was born in Miami and grew up in Hialeah, graduated from FIU (BA, 1989) and then Columbia Law School (JD, 1992). Her husband, is attorney Paul Huck, Jr, and her father-in-law, Judge Paul Huck, is a Senior Judge on the Southern District of Florida. In 2003 she joined the United States Attorney's Office as an AUSA where she tried numerous criminal jury trials, including drug conspiracies and Hobbs Act violations. She also handled a significant number of appeals. She spent three years three before becoming an appellant court judge. Prior to her work as an AUSA she worked at Greenberg Traurig and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, among other firms.
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