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Disney lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis dismissed

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A federal judge in Florida dismissed Disney’s lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Secretary of Commerce on Wednesday for lack of standing and failure to state a claim. Disney alleged that lawmakers passed the statute as retaliation for their opposition to Florida’s Don’t Say Gay law.

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Florida legislature advances bills to compensate school abuse victims

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Bills advanced in both the Florida House of Representatives and Senate on Wednesday that would allow compensation for the victims of the Dozier School for Boys that attended the school between 1940 and 1975. The Dozier School for Boys was a reform school located in Mariana, Florida, originally opened in 1900.

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US appeals court finds Florida Governor DeSantis violated First Amendment in firing local prosecutor

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The US Appeals Court for the Eleventh Circuit found on Wednesday that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis violated a local prosecutor’s First Amendment rights under the US Constitution when he suspended the prosecutor for refusing to enforce state laws surrounding access to reproductive health. He cited to 42 U.S.C.

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US Supreme Court refuses to reinstate a Florida law targeting drag shows

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The US Supreme Court, in a split decision, issued a brief statement on Thursday refusing to reinstate a Florida law that targets drag shows. Kavanaugh and Barrett appeared to disagree with the grounds upon which the state of Florida appealed the lower court’s ruling. ” The case at issue , Griffen v. .”

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“Florida abortion amendment gets enough signatures for 2024 ballot; The constitutional amendment still needs the approval of the Florida Supreme Court to qualify”

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Florida abortion amendment gets enough signatures for 2024 ballot; The constitutional amendment still needs the approval of the Florida Supreme Court to qualify”: Romy Ellenbogen of The Tampa Bay Times has this report.

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Florida judge strikes down congressional district map for disenfranchising Black voters

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Florida Circuit Judge J. Lee Marsh declared Florida’s most recent congressional map unconstitutional on Saturday because it weakens Black voters’ ability to elect representatives of their choice. Marsh declared the map unconstitutional and blocked the Florida Secretary of State from using it in future elections.

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Florida prosecutor seeks reinstatement following ‘illegal’ suspension

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Lawyers for Florida State Attorney Andrew Warren Thursday filed a reply in support of a federal appeals court petition to reinstate Warren as part of an ongoing dispute between Warren and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Lawyers for Warren refer to the suspension as “illegal.”

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