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Pro-Life Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Renatha Francis and John Couriel to fill two Vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court

by | May 27, 2020

Orlando FL On Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis made his choices for the Florida Supreme Court. He selected two highly qualified, impressive, conservative candidates for the State’s highest court. Florida Right to Life could not be more pleased!

Renatha Francis will serve as the first Caribbean American Justice on Florida’s highest court. Renatha, a member of the Federalist Society, is a highly qualified and experienced choice for the court. She currently sits on the 15th Circuit Court in Palm Beach County as a DeSantis appointee. Before her appointment to the 15th Circuit, Renatha served as a well-respected county judge in Miami-Dade County. 

I’m well acquainted with Renatha and she is a superb selection,” stated Lynda Bell, President of Florida Right to Life and Chairman of the Board of National Right to Life.

John Couriel, also a member of the Federalist Society, is a stellar choice and his conservative credentials are well known. He is a well-respected attorney and partner at the Miami-based law firm of Kobre & Kim. John Couriel is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Harvard Law School.

 “John Couriel is a friend,” said Bell. “As someone who lived in Miami-Dade County for 39 years, I know John well. I couldn’t be more thrilled with these solid choices.” 

Both were selected to fill the vacancies left when our pro-life President Donald Trump tapped conservative Justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck to serve on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia.

Florida Right to Life praises Gov. DeSantis for his deliberate and wise choices for Florida’s highest Court. He has kept his promises to all Floridians by choosing conservatives who will properly and faithfully defend the law and the Florida Constitution.

Florida Right to Life, the state affiliate of National Right to Life, is the state’s largest and most effective single-issue organization defending all life from conception through natural death though education, legislation, and political advocacy.

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