Florida Supreme Court swears in 56th Chief Justice

Florida Supreme Court swears in 56th Chief Justice

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By Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has sworn in its first Cuban-American chief justice.

Jorge Labarga was elected as the 56th Chief Justice in January and begins his two-year term Monday. A swearing in ceremony was held in Tallahassee.

He succeeds Chief Justice Ricky Polston who will remain on the bench. Labarga's election followed a tradition of electing the next senior justice who hasn't yet held the position.

Former Gov. Charlie Crist appointed Labarga to the high court in 2009.

Labarga is from West Palm Beach. He served as a trial court judge and then briefly as an appeals judge before he was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court.


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