October 19, 2021

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What you need to know about Barbara Lagova

What you need to know about Barbara Lagova

Trailblazer for women and Latinos

Florida native, Lagova was the first Hispanic woman to serve on the Florida Supreme Court. If Trump is nominated to the National High Court and confirmed by the Senate, it will be the second Latino justice she has served so far. She was the first when current Justice Sonia Sotomayor was nominated by former President Barack Obama.

Lagova is the fifth woman to serve on the Supreme Court, if nominated and certified.

She was examined

Trump nominated Lago in 2019 in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. She was confirmed by the Senate in a bipartisan vote, which would ease her way to court if she is re-elected by the president.

She can serve longer

At 52, just months after Neil Gorsuch, one of Trump’s other nominees, Lago is the youngest judge in the Supreme Court. A lifetime appointment to the court will allow her to serve for decades to come.

Deep legal background

After graduating from Columbia Law School, Lagova worked as a pro bono lawyer for the Alien Gonzalez family and later as a federal prosecutor. Lagova has spent more than a decade as a judge on the Florida Court of Appeals.

“She’s the essence of how to be a judge,” Desantis said when she was nominated.

Personal life

Lagova Paul c. Haque is married to a lawyer named Jr. They have three daughters.

Trump opinion

“She’s an extraordinary person. I ‘ve heard about her for a long time. She is Hispanic and highly respected – Miami. Very respectful.”

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