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DeSantis Appoints Carlos Muñiz, Who Has Never Been A Judge, To Florida Supreme Court

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Gov. Ron DeSantis named Carlos Muñiz, a former lawyer for Gov. Jeb Bush, to the Florida Supreme Court on Jan. 22, 2019. "

Gov. Ron DeSantis has named Carlos Muñiz, a former lawyer for Gov. Jeb Bush but never a judge, to the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Muñiz was working as general counsel to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos before joining the Florida court.

DeSantis noted Muñiz is the first appointee in decades not to previously serve as a judge but praised his “intellectual firepower.”

Muñiz was also a top deputy for former Attorney General Pam Bondi for three years, where he helped defend the office’s decision to sit out a lawsuit against Trump University, according to the Associated Press.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald