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Raquel (Rocky) Rodriguez comments on possible SCOTUS nominee Barbara Lagoa in The Washington Post article, "Barbara Lagoa, Cuban American judge, rises on Trump’s Supreme Court list as allies emphasize Florida campaign edge."

Others drew different lessons from the legal battle. Jeb Bush’s former general counsel, Raquel A. Rodriguez, who helped oversee the vetting process that put Lagoa on the Miami-based 3rd District Court of Appeal, said the [Elian Gonzalez] episode showed Lagoa’s determination.

“She must have worked day and night on that,” Rodriguez said. “She truly believed that this little boy deserved to grow up in freedom, which is what his mother wanted for him. It weighs on her to this day.”