Barbara Lagoa Bio, Wiki
Barbara Lagoa is an American lawyer who is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and former Supreme Court of Florida Judge. She was the Hispanic woman to be appointed as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Florida before becoming a federal judge. Alongside justice Amy Coney Barret, Lagoa is viewed as a favorite to become Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Barbara Lagoa Age
She was born on November 2, 1967, in Miami, Florida, United States. Lagoa is 52 years old.
Barbara Lagoa Height
She appears to be a woman of above-average stature. Lagoa’s estimated height is 5 ft 8 in (Approx. 1.73 m).
Barbara Lagoa Parents | Family
Lagoa was born and brought up in Hialeah, a majority Cuban-American city outside Miami. She was born to exiled Cubans who fled their country in 1966 after Fidel Castro came to power. However, not much else is known about her parents, siblings, and the larger extended family. We shall update this section once we have reliable information.
Barbara Lagoa Husband | Children
She is married to her loving husband, Paul C. Huck Jr. Paul is also a lawyer and is the son of United States District Judge Paul Huck. Lagoa is the proud mother of three daughters, Claudia, Eloise, and Camilla. The family of five lives in Florida.
Barbara Lagoa Ethnicity
Lagoa is Hispanic. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Barbara Lagoa Education | High School
She went to the Immaculate Conception School in Hialeah and then to Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens, according to the Archdiocese of Miami. Lagoa attended Florida International University where she majored in English and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, graduating in 1989. She then proceeded to Columbia University School of Law from where she graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1992. While at there, Lagoa served as an associate editor of the Columbia Law Review.
Barbara Lagoa Florida Supreme Court
Lagoa rose through the ranks to become the first Cuban-American woman to serve on Florida’s Supreme Court. in June 2006, she was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the Third District Court of Appeal becoming Chief Judge on January 1, 2019. Lagoa was appointed to the Supreme Court of Florida on January 9, 2019, by Governor Ron DeSantis. She held this position until September 12, 2019, when she resigned after being appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Barbara Lagoa Trump
She has been tipped alongside United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Amy Coney Barrett, and Justice Allison Jones Rushing, to be nominated to the Supreme Court (SCOTUS). Lagoa and Barrett have emerged as the front runners to replace departed Supreme Court Judge, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. President Donald Trump stated openly on September 19, 2020, that he intended to nominate a woman to the SCOTUS.
Barbara Lagoa Supreme Court
Lagoa has emerged as a top contender for the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ginsburg when she succumbed to cancer on September 18, 2020. The president is hoping to boost his reelection chances by nominating wisely. While talking about the possibility of nominating Lagoa to the SCOTUS, Trump said:
“She’s an extraordinary person. I’ve heard incredible things about her. I don’t know her. She’s Hispanic and highly respected.”
Barbara Lagoa Religion | Catholic
Judge Lagoa is a practicing Catholic. She holds dear the teachings and conservative doctrines of the Catholic church. More progressive minds have expressed concern over her nomination and whether she would uphold the Roe v. Wade were she to seat in the Supreme Court. This is in the light of the Catholic church doctrines and stance against abortion, contraception, and same-sex marriages.
Barbara Lagoa Political Party | Conservative | Republican
Lagoa is viewed as conservative and perceived as belonging to the Republican Party. Her beliefs on the sanctity of human life from conception to birth are seen as against abortion. Lagoa’s beliefs in the Catholic faith are deemed consistent with the Republican Party. However, Lagoa has never come out to state her support for either the Republican or Democratic parties.
Barbara Lagoa Federalist Society
Lagoa is a member of the Federalist Society. The Society is an organization founded in 1982 by conservatives and libertarians advocating for a textualist and originalist interpretation of the United States Constitution. As a conservative, she will represent conservative interests if selected to join the Supreme Court.
Barbara Lagoa Net Worth
She has worked in various capacities for almost three decades. She started in the private practice of law and even represented the Miami family of Elián González in 2000, pro bono. There is no doubt, therefore, that she has accumulated a decent fortune over the years. Lagoa’s estimated net worth is $5 million.