Cuban-American Judge From Florida on Trump List for High Court
MIAMI (AP) — Barbara Lagoa is the daughter of Cuban exiles who grew up in a heavily Hispanic suburb of Miami and has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge — and she is on President Donald Trump’s shortlist to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.
After the death Friday of 87-year-old Ginsburg, a liberal icon, Trump said he would name a woman as a replacement — possibly by Saturday.
Trump said Monday he has about five people on the shortlist.
At 52, Lagoa would become the youngest member of the Supreme Court if nominated and confirmed.