DeSantis Appoints First Jamaican-Born Florida Supreme Court Justice
PUNTA GORDA, Fla.–On Sept. 1, 2022, Renatha Francis will take her seat on the Florida Supreme Court. She is the first Jamaican-born judge to hold the position and, for Gov. Ron DeSantis, it was a “fight to get her on the court.”
She will replace Justice Alan Lawson, who is retiring at the end of August.
“Judge Renatha Francis has an incredible life story that epitomizes the American Dream and proves that those who come to our country have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and, through hard work and the application of their God-given talents, reach the highest heights of whatever field they choose,” said DeSantis on Aug. 5 at a press event in West Palm Beach….
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