Investiture ceremonies set for Justices Couriel and Grosshans
While they have both been on the bench for over a year, the pandemic has prevented the Supreme Court from holding investiture ceremonies for its newest justices. No more.
The investiture of Justice John Couriel as the 90th justice of the Florida Supreme Court is now set for Thursday, October 7, at 4 p.m., in the courtroom at the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee. Couriel was appointed to the court by Gov. Ron DeSantis on June 1, 2020.
The investiture of Justice Jamie Grosshans as the 91st justice of the Florida Supreme Court is now set for Wednesday, November 17, 4 p.m. ET, in the courtroom at the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee. Grosshans was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on September 14, 2020.
Both events are open to the public, although overflow crowds are expected. The investitures will be broadcast on normal Florida Supreme Court channels.
An investiture is the formal ceremony during which the governor presents a new justice’s credentials to the court. It usually is scheduled several months after the justice actually takes office, and these investitures have been delayed further by pandemic restrictions. More details will be announced on the court’s Website and its Facebook page and Twitter feed as the events draw near.