How Ron DeSantis cemented his power over the Florida government | app

TALLAHASSEE — With Renatha Francis joining the Florida Supreme Court, Governor Ron DeSantis will cement a majority of his own appointees in accordance with his legal philosophy and therefore more likely to rule in his favor on lawsuits challenging the many controversial laws he has signed.

His nomination is the latest example of how DeSantis has wielded influence as governor of the nation’s third-largest state as he heads for a second term and positions himself for the 2024 Republican presidential campaign.

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