Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces appointment of two justices to Florida Supreme Court

Northwest Florida

MIAMI, Fla. (WKRG) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Tuesday announced the appointment of two new justices to the Florida Supreme Court.

DeSantis appointed John Couriel, a Miami attorney with the firm Kobre & Kim, and Renatha Francis, a Palm Beach County circuit court judge, to the Florida Supreme Court.

DeSantis commended Couriel, a private attorney and Harvard graduate, for giving up a huge salary to be able to serve the public. Francis, DeSantis said, is the first Caribbean-American to serve on the Florida Supreme Court. 

Couriel and Francis will former justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck on the Florida Supreme Court.

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