Gov. DeSantis Appoints Appellate Judges for South and North Florida

first_imgIn an ongoing effort to reshape the state’s judiciary, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday filled openings on appeals courts in North and South Florida.DeSantis chose Circuit Judge Robert Long Jr. for a seat on the 1st District Court of Appeal, which hears cases from across the northern part of the state.Long, who will fill a vacancy that was created by the retirement of appeals court Judge James Wolf, has been a judge for the past four years in the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Tallahassee and surrounding areas.Closer to home, the governor also named Circuit Judge Edward Artau to a seat on the 4th District Court of Appeal, which hears cases from much of Southeast Florida.Artau, who fills a spot created by the retirement of appeals-court Judge Carole Taylor, has been a Palm Beach County circuit judge since 2014.The announcements came just a few weeks after DeSantis also named John Couriel and Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court.last_img

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