DeSantis Scores Major Court Victory

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On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) scored a major victory in court over a lawsuit filed against him and other state officials. The lawsuit regarded his Parental Rights in Education law, which banned sexual content in the classroom. The left has tried to brand the law as a “Don’t Say Gay” bill, but the legislation says nothing of the sort.

Fox News reports:

Judge Allen Winsor struck down the suit originally filed in March but later revised by LGBTQ+ advocacy groups Equality Florida and Family Equality along with students and educators, issuing a 25-page order that claimed the plaintiffs lacked legal standing to proceed but neglected to assess the constitutionality of the case.

“The principal problem is that most of plaintiffs’ alleged harm is not plausibly tied to the law’s enforcement so much as the law’s very existence,” Winsor’s dismissal read, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

“Plaintiffs contend the law’s passage, the sentiment behind it, the legislators’ motivation, and the message the law conveys all cause them harm. But no injunction can unwind any of that.”

Winsor added that the plaintiffs claimed they were already experiencing the consequences of the law before it went into effect and therefore the harms “predating [the] statute’s enforcement were not caused” by the statute itself.

“Plaintiffs’ complaint is replete with allegations showing their asserted injuries flowed from something other than the law’s enforcement. Indeed, they allege that the law’s ‘harmful effects’ were ‘already manifest’ even before the law became effective — before, that is, it even could be enforced,” according to the dismissal.

It continued, “It should be obvious that harms predating a statute’s enforcement were not caused by the statute’s enforcement. And it should be equally obvious that an injunction precluding a statute’s enforcement would not stop harms the statute’s enforcement never caused in the first place.”



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Lorraine Smith
Lorraine Smith
1 month ago

YAY

mark
1 month ago

If the Dem/Left/Commies can’t lie they have nothing.

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