The daughter of Cuban immigrants, Barbara Lagoa, a well-respected judge who served most recently on the Florida Supreme Court, was confirmed to the 11th Circuit Court.
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Donald Trump has confirmed more than 160 Title III judges during his presidency, making his judicial selections nearly 30% of all federal judges, Ellie Bufkin reports at The Federalist.
The 11th Circuit is a pivotal federal court that will hear cases regarding disputes over election laws in key states such as Georgia and Florida.
Continues Erielle Davidson at The Federalist:
Lagoa’s confirmation is significant in a variety of ways. She is the first Hispanic woman to sit on the Eleventh Circuit and the first Hispanic to be nominated by President Trump for a Court of Appeals vacancy. Her confirmation also comes just one day after the Senate’s vote to confirm 40-year-old Robert Luck to the Eleventh Circuit, as well.
“Trump’s already had five appointees to the court, it’s already a much more conservative court than before and it might be the second most conservative court in the country,” Professor Carl Tobias of the University of Richmond told the Tampa Bay Times.”
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