The Florida Bar | Article | September 15, 2020
Fifth District Court of Appeal Judge Jamie Grosshans has been named to the Florida Supreme Court by Gov. Ron DeSantis, replacing the unsuccessful nomination of Fifteenth Circuit Judge Renatha Francis. DeSantis made the announcement and introduced Grosshans at 5 p.m., ending an uncertain day after the Supreme Court ordered the governor on Sept. 11 to select a replacement for Francis by noon on the 14th. The court took that action after agreeing with a challenge from Rep. Geraldine Thompson, D-Windemere, that Francis was ineligible for the Supreme Court because she had not been a Bar member for 10 years, as required by the Florida Constitution.
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