Robert Luck and Barbara Lagoa Sworn In as Eleventh Circuit Judges

Two Miami-born, Florida Supreme Court justices have been sworn in to the Eleventh Circuit. Both judges served on Florida’s high court for less than a year before being nominated to the Eleventh Circuit by President Trump in September. Judge Luck, 40, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 64 to 31 in November and sworn in on November 19, 2019. Judge Lagoa, 52, was confirmed with a vote of 80 to 15 and was sworn in on December 6, 2019. Judge Lagoa was the first Cuban-American woman on the Florida Supreme Court and is the first Hispanic-American nominated by President Trump for confirmation on the Eleventh Circuit. With the investitures of Judges Luck and Lagoa, Republican-appointed judges now hold a majority on the court.

Posted by Kamryn Deegan.

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