Florida judges overturn laws that mandated gender and racial representation on corporate boards

Panel To Interview 17 for Florida Supreme Court Seat

California judges overturn laws that mandated gender and racial representation on corporate boards

A state panel next week will interview all 17 applicants for a Florida Supreme Court seat that opened when Justice Alan Lawson announced he will retire from the bench on Aug. 31.

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission announced Thursday it will interview all but one of the candidates on June 11 in Tampa. It will interview Jeffrey Kuntz, a 4th District Court of Appeal judge, on Monday in a videoconference.

After the interviews, the commission will recommend candidates to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who will appoint Lawson’s successor.

In addition to Kuntz, the applicants are Adam Tanenbaum, Robert Long, and Thomas Winokur, judges on the 1st District Court of Appeal; Edward Artau, a judge on the 4th District Court of Appeal; Eric Eisnaugle and Meredith Sasso, judges on the 5th District Court of Appeal; Stephen Everett, a judge in the 2nd Judicial Circuit; Steve Berlin, a judge in the 6th Judicial Circuit; Tarlika Nunez-Navarro, a judge in the 9th Judicial Circuit; Hunter Carroll, a judge in the 12th Judicial Circuit; Anne-Leigh Gaylord Moe, a judge in the 13th Judicial Circuit; Renatha Francis and Cymonie Rowe, judges in the 15th Judicial Circuit; Ariana Fajardo Orshan, a former judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit who also served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Jeffrey Albinson, a lawyer with the Golden Scaz Gagain firm; and Denise Harle, a lawyer with the Alliance Defending Freedom organization.

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