DeSantis picks 2nd Miami appeals judge for Supreme Court

Associated Press

Then Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis speaks during a luncheon, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla. DeSantis was sworn in as governor on Tuesday, Jan 8. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI - Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has chosen a second Miami appeals court judge for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court.

DeSantis announced Monday that Robert Luck is his latest choice. Luck, a former Miami federal prosecutor and circuit court judge, currently serves on the 3rd District Court of Appeal.

DeSantis last week picked another judge on that court, Barbara Lagoa, for the Supreme Court.

Luck attended the University of Florida as an undergraduate and got his law degree in 2004 from Florida. As a federal prosecutor, Luck focused on gun violence, Medicare fraud and investment fraud. Luck was a circuit judge in Miami from 2013 to 2017, when Gov. Rick Scott elevated him to the appeals bench.

DeSantis must fill three openings on the Supreme Court due to mandatory retirements.

 

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