Elihu Smalls may have helped keep attorney John Couriel off the federal bench, but today Couriel landed on his feet, appointed by Ron DeSantis to the Florida Supreme Court.

Desantis also made Renatha Francis a Supreme Court justice, all the way from the Palm Beach Circuit Court. Francis was sworn in to the Florida Bar on 09/24/2010, making her eligible for the State’s top court by a hair

WPTV – DeSantis news conference