St. Augustine

Obama Adminisistration decision giving up rights to internet domain naming alarming

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Editor's Note: Here is the weekly message from Congressman Ron DeSantis, the Republican from St. Augustine, representing the 6th district that includes greater Daytona Beach:

Congressman Ron DeSantisWASHINGTON, DC -- The recent decision by the Obama administration to give up U.S. oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the domain name system is alarming. Even former President Bill Clinton and the left-leaning editorial board of The Washington Post have expressed concerns about this pending transition, noting that empowering international actors might very well facilitate crackdowns on internet freedom.

Gov. Scott appoints St. Augustine judge to bench for 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH --  Gov. Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Judge Wendy W. Berger, of St. Augustine to the 5th District Court of Appeal.

Judge Berger, 43, has served on the 7th Judicial Circuit Court since 2005. Previously, from 2001 to 2005, she served as an assistant general counsel in the Executive Office of the Governor. From 1993 to 2000, she served as an assistant state attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit.

Judge Berger received bachelor's and law degrees from Florida State University.