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Ron DeSantis Scores Big Win Against Democratic Critic

A federal judge in Florida dismissed the lawsuit brought by a Democratic former state attorney who sued Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for suspending him last year for his vows not to follow certain abortion-related laws.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled that DeSantis was not obligated to reinstate Andrew Warren, whom the governor suspended for neglecting his duty in August after he pledged not to enforce bans on abortion, as well as transgender surgery.

In Warren’s suit, he asked the judge to reinstate him to his twice-elected role.

Hinkle ultimately rejected Warren’s argument that DeSantis violated his First Amendment protections in a way that warranted federal court intervention.

“The First Amendment violations were not essential to the outcome and so do not entitle Mr. Warren to relief in this action,” Hinkle said. “The suspension also violated the Florida Constitution, and that violation did affect the outcome. But the 11th Amendment prohibits a federal court from awarding declaratory or injunctive relief of the kind at issue against a state official based only on a violation of state law.”

Hinkle added that Warren possessed “no blanket nonprosecution policies,” noting “any minimally competent inquiry would have confirmed this. The assertion that Mr. Warren neglected his duty or was incompetent is incorrect. This factual issue is not close.”

However, Hinkle criticized the suspension and found that it violated the Florida Constitution but that “relief cannot be awarded in this federal action based solely on a violation of state law.”

Evidence brought forth in the trial revealed DeSantis’s office considered the political benefits of removing Warren. It also showed that a DeSantis ally was asked to find reform prosecutors whose approach flouted the governor’s views on law enforcement.

During a preannounced live conference, the Republican governor abruptly removed Warren in August, accusing the Tampa prosecutor of negligence over his duties to the office by pledging not to use his power to prosecute people who seek and provide abortions or against doctors who provide transgender procedures.

33 Comments
  • gypsy says:

    still no justice , our children under attack, our votes do not count just fake ballots

  • RJ-FIT says:

    DeSantis is the MAN! Please run for President! We NEED YOU!

  • Observer says:

    The people of Fla. had better thank God for having a real governor that stands up against the lunacy of liberalism that is destroying every state that now has them in seats of power. They are the domestic threat the founders wanted us to be armed to protect ourselves from when the enemy invades. That time has come and look at what they are doing!!!

  • John says:

    Who cares about corrupted Democrat communist pedophile protecting satanic judges they changed their orders like they change bank accounts to hide their fraud and embezzlement, what we really care about is when God passes judgment on these demons and baby murdering Satan worshiping Antichrist when end of times arrives very soon and the day of judgment is on these demons who constantly tie up our money and court systems with fake agenda lawsuits to hide their lying embezzling fraud smoke screens that hide their demonic agenda that they recently engaging 24/7

  • GEORGE F EADY says:

    YES OUR GOV IS DOING SUCH A BAD JOB THAT ABOUT 1 MILLION ARE COMEING FROM OTHER STATES TO LIVE HERE . RON LOOKS OUT FOR THE PEOPLE NOT THE PARTY.THEM COMEING ARE NOT THE BORDER CROSSERS EATHER. THEY LIVE IN DNC STATES

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