Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to reshape the Florida Supreme Court with the appointment of Judge Meredith Sasso of Lakeland, who formerly served as chief judge on Florida’s new Sixth District Court of Appeal.

Sasso, a Cuban-American, is the fourth woman and fourth Hispanic justice DeSantis has appointed to the state Supreme Court since he was elected governor in 2019. She also is the seventh woman to serve on the Florida Supreme Court.