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DeSantis Names Second Miami Appellate Judge, Robert Luck, To Florida Supreme Court

Jessica Bal
Miami Herald
Robert Luck, a former Miami-Dade circuit judge who went on to serve on the appellate bench, was named to the Florida Supreme Court.

Judge Robert J. Luck, an appellate judge from Florida's Third District Court of Appeals, has been appointed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a Justice for the state's Supreme Court.

It marked the second of three justices selected by the Governor since taking office last week, and the second from Miami-Dade County.

"Everybody loves him," said DeSantis.

DeSantis took office with three open slots on the state's highest court, due to three liberal judges retiring.

When he was in the process of selecting justices, everybody said, "'You have to pick Luck, there is just no way,'" remarked DeSantis. Now, he said, "one of North Miami Beach's own sits on the state Supreme Court."

In brief remarks, Luck thanked the Governor for  being one of the most "pro-Israel" politicians in the country. There hasn't been a Jewish Justice on the Supreme Court in over 20 years.

This is a breaking news story. Please come back for more updates.

Daniel Rivero is part of WLRN's new investigative reporting team. Before joining WLRN, he was an investigative reporter and producer on the television series "The Naked Truth," and a digital reporter for Fusion. He can be reached at drivero@wlrnnews.org
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