TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis nominated Judge Jamie Grosshans on Monday for the Florida Supreme Court after the high court sided with a Democratic lawmaker and nullified the governor’s previous appointment.
DeSantis announced the nomination Monday evening to comply with the Supreme Court’s deadline. The court ruled Friday that DeSantis exceeded his authority by appointing a constitutionally ineligible judge to the high court and told him to pick another judge for the post. They initially gave him until noon Monday to do so, but then pushed it back to 5 p.m. DeSantis said he choose Grosshans on Sunday.
Grosshans was appointed to the Fifth District Court of Appeal in 2018. Before that, she served as an Orange County Court Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, where she presided over criminal and civil matters.
“She has a great breadth of experience. She ran her own her own private practice and she’s also served as a