Justice Jorge Labarga: Former West Palm Beach judge elected to post

Justice Jorge Labarga of West Palm Beach will be the next leader of the Florida Supreme Court. The seven-member court elected the 61-year-old to a two-year term beginning July 1. Labarga becomes the first Cuban-American to hold the post.

Labarga served as a trial court judge here,  then briefly as an appeals judge before being appointed to the Florida Supreme Court in 2009.

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