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Ricky Polston: Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court

A mill worker and farmer from the tiny panhandle town of Graceville, Sidney Polston had never witnessed anything quite like the scene unfolding before him.

The cavernous courtroom was packed with political and legal dignitaries, many whom Sidney Polston didn’t recognize. The voices of his son’s 10 children bounced off the room’s walls, the youngest ones completely unaware their father was about to be sworn in as a justice of the Florida Supreme Court.

It was January 27, 2009, when Sidney Polston took a seat beside his son, former First District Court of Appeal Judge Ricky Polston, as they waited for the hour-long investiture ceremony to begin.

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