Gov. DeSantis nominates former Orange County judge for Florida Supreme Court

ORLANDO, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis nominated former Orange County Judge Jamie Grosshans to the Florida Supreme Court on Monday.

A Winter Garden resident, Judge Grosshans is currently on the 5th District Court of Appeal.

The Florida Supreme Court had ordered DeSantis to appoint another candidate for the high court by 5 p.m. Monday.

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On Friday, the Florida Supreme Court rejected his initial selection, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Renatha Francis.

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The justices said she didn’t meet a requirement of being a member of the Florida Bar for 10 years.

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The legal fight over this started in July when state lawmaker Geraldine Thompson, of Windermere, asked the court to find the appointment violated the state constitution.

DeSantis tweeted around 10:30 a.m. that he will announce a replacement Monday.