Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Florida Third District Court of Appeal Judge Robert Luck to the Florida Supreme Court in Miami. The decision marks the second Florida Supreme Court appointment made by Governor DeSantis following last week’s appointment of Justice Barbara Lagoa. News of the appointment prompted bipartisan support from Florida legislators as well as praise from across the legal community.

ere is what state leaders and legal experts are saying:

“Justice Luck has proven to be a brilliant legal mind with an aptitude for the highest level of public service. Our administration is proud to appoint such a qualified and respected jurist from Miami-Dade County.” – Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez

 “Congratulations to Justice Luck on his appointment to the Florida Supreme Court. I was pleased to read that Justice Luck commented during the announcement of his appointment that the Constitution, not the Judiciary, is supreme. I certainly agree. Governor DeSantis has demonstrated again today that he is committed to appointing judges who have the utmost respect for the separation of powers defined in our Constitution. I wish Justice Luck well as he begins his service on our state’s highest court.” – Florida Senate President Bill Galvano

 “The selection of Judge Robert Luck by Governor DeSantis is a welcome development for all who believe in judicial restraint. Justice Luck’s vocal repudiation of judicial activism and opposition to legislating from the bench is both a refreshing and reassuring judicial philosophy. With each nomination the Governor Is solidifying Florida’s place amongst those who cherish freedom and the rule of law. I congratulate Justice Luck and his family and welcome another Miami native to the Florida Supreme Court.” – Florida House of Representatives Speaker Jose Oliva

 “I have known and admired Justice Robert Luck since law school at the University of Florida, when we worked together as editors of the Florida Law Review. Justice Luck is an outstanding choice for the Florida Supreme Court. His intellect, judgment and temperament will serve our state and its citizens well.” – State Representative Ben Diamond

 “Governor DeSantis could not have selected a more principled and well qualified candidate than Justice Robert Luck. Justice Luck is a dedicated public servant who will uphold the rule of law and our constitution and leave behind a legacy of integrity on the Florida Supreme Court.” State Representative Randy Fine

 “Justice luck has the experience, aptitude and temperament to serve on our state’s highest court. As a former federal prosecutor and district court judge, Justice Robert Luck is among the most qualified choices for the bench. I know firsthand Justice Luck will be an outstanding jurist who will serve our state with the highest distinction.” – Michelle Suskauer, President, Florida Bar

 “Florida’s Supreme Court has gained an accomplished and dedicated jurist in Robert Luck. His commitment to principle and vast legal experience make his appointment a resounding victory for the people of Florida and the state’s highest court. I wholeheartedly support the appointment of Robert Luck on behalf of the Federal Bar Association’s South Florida Chapter.” – David Weinstein, President, Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter



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