Daughter of Cuban exiles, Barbara Lagoa grew up in Florida; could she be next Supreme Court justice?

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Barbara Lagoa, the bilingual daughter of Cuban exiles who grew up in Hialeah and became the first Hispanic woman justice on the Florida Supreme Court, has been described by Gov. Ron DeSantis as a “top-flight legal talent.”President Donald Trump apparently feels the same way, as Lagoa is reportedly on a short list of potential candidates to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, following Ginsburg’s death Fridat at age 87.At 52, Lagoa would be the youngest member of the court, if selected and appointed, effectively representing a conservative voic…

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