Tag: Barbara Pariente

Staff ReportsJanuary 14, 2019
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Leaders in law, politics and business chimed in after news that Gov. Ron DeSantis had appointed appellate judge Robert Luck to fill a vacancy on the state’s Supreme Court: — Republican Attorney General Ashley Moody: “Judge Luck has distinguished himself in his service as a federal prosecutor, circuit court judge, and a judge on the Third District Court of Appeal. […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 14, 2019
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Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday will appoint Robert J. Luck, a judge on the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami, to the Florida Supreme Court. The Governor’s Office on Sunday night said DeSantis will “make a major announcement” at 10 a.m. in Miami. Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez also is slated to attend. Three sources later confirmed to Florida […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 8, 2019
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Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ office on Tuesday said the new governor “will make an important announcement regarding the Florida Supreme Court.” The announcement is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Freedom Tower in Miami. DeSantis has three seats to fill; Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy A. Quince all faced mandatory age-related retirement Tuesday. The next justices will […]

Michael MolineNovember 15, 2018
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A divided Florida Supreme Court has given judges permission to maintain Facebook friendships with trial attorneys, settling a divide between lower state appeals courts and siding with the majority of courts and ethics overseers in other states. The majority opinion, by Chief Justice Charles Canady, noted that the court hasn’t considered actual friendships between judges […]

Jim RosicaOctober 27, 2018
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Progressive groups now are suing to stop a state nominating panel from recommending candidates to the Florida Supreme Court, saying it “lacks the authority to make its nominations before the vacancies occur.” The League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause filed Friday evening to halt the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC). Earlier Friday, […]


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