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DeSantis Names Circuit Judge, Again, to Florida Supreme Court

Aug. 5, 2022, 4:02 PM

Florida Circuit Court Judge Renatha Francis finally will join the state’s highest court, after Gov. Ron DeSantis again chose her to be a supreme court justice.

Francis will replace Justice Alan Lawson, who steps down Aug. 31. She is DeSantis’s sixth pick for the Florida Supreme Court since he took office in 2019.

“We were happy to appoint, or try to appoint, Judge Francis two years ago in the state of Florida. But then seeing how she’s progressed since then, she’s gotten even better,” DeSantis said Friday.

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