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Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission Sends Nominees To Governor

Florida Supreme Court building in front of blue sky
Nick Evans
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WFSU

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Committee has forwarded its list of top nominees to Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis will choose two to fill the vacancies created by Justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck.

Luck and Lagoa moved on to become United States Appellate Court judges.

This list consists of nine names. Three are from the Miami area. Governor Ron DeSantis will have to choose one of those nominees to fill the vacancy left by Barbara Lagoa. The other selection can come from anywhere in the state.

The Supreme Court is made up of seven members with at least one justice from each of the five regions.

Nominating Commissions in the past have been criticized for a lack of diversity. Of the nine nominees this time at least two are minorities.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.