Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Carlos Muñiz to the Florida Supreme Court. The announcement marks the second Hispanic justice appointed by Governor DeSantis to the bench and makes Justice Muñiz the first Nicaraguan-American to serve on the Florida Supreme Court.
Here is what state leaders and legal experts are saying:
“Carlos Muñiz is yet another stellar appointment by Governor DeSantis. I am confident that Justice Muñiz will be a principled and dedicated justice that will uphold our Constitution.” – Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez
“I applaud Governor DeSantis’ appointment of Justice Muñiz to the Florida Supreme Court. Justice Muñiz has distinguished himself in his public service to this state, including his time serving as Chief Deputy Attorney General under Pam Bondi. He will be a great addition to the Florida Supreme Court.” – Attorney General Ashley Moody
“I am pleased to offer my congratulations to my friend Carlos. Today’s appointment to the Florida Supreme Court is certainly the culmination of his lengthy and distinguished career in public service. I had the opportunity to work closely with Carlos during my service as Rules Chair in the Florida House. I know him to be a brilliant attorney and dedicated family man who will serve our state with great distinction in this important role.” – Florida Senate President Bill Galvano
“The Governor again today appointed an impeccably qualified, highly experienced jurist to our state’s highest court. CarlosMuñiz’s educational, professional and personal achievements are well known, and he will serve with honor and distinction on the court. Justice Muñiz is another judge appointed by Governor DeSantis who understands the role of the judiciary and the constitutional limitations placed on all branches of government. Lastly, I believe Justice Muñiz’s service in the House, coupled with his service in the executive branch, will bring a unique perspective of all three branches of government to the court.” –Florida House of Representatives Speaker Jose Oliva
“Another outstanding Florida Supreme Court pick by Governor Ron DeSantis. Carlos Muñiz is one of the brightest legal minds I know, and he will serve Florida with integrity and with the utmost respect for the rule of law.” – Governor Jeb Bush