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Rick Scott appoints judges in Pinellas, Pasco counties

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Gov. Rick Scott appointed two lawyers to judgeships Tuesday to replace judges who have resigned from the bench. Scott appointed Joshua Riba, 41, of Safety Harbor, to the Pinellas County Court to replace Judge William H. Overton. Overton is assigned to county traffic cases, according to the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Riba has been an assistant state attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit since 2010. Riba received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and his law degree from the…

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