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Judge partially blocks DeSantis’ anti-’woke’ law

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‘A federal judge in Florida on Thursday ruled that a law pushed by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis restricting conversations around race in schools and the workplace is unconstitutional.

In a 44-page ruling blocking enforcement of parts of the law, US District Judge Mark Walker said that Florida’s Individual Freedom Act (IFA), better known as the “Stop WOKE Act,” “discriminates on the basis of viewpoint in violation of the First Amendment and is impermissibly vague in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

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Walker said the law is “upside down” when it comes to the First Amendment because it allows the state to burden freedom of speech.

“If Florida truly believes we live in a post-racial society, then let it make its case. But it cannot win the argument by muzzling its opponents. Because, without justification, the IFA attacks ideas, not conduct,” he wrote.’


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‘A federal judge in Florida on Thursday ruled that a law pushed by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis restricting conversations around race in schools and the workplace is unconstitutional.

In a 44-page ruling blocking enforcement of parts of the law, US District Judge Mark Walker said that Florida’s Individual Freedom Act (IFA), better known as the “Stop WOKE Act,” “discriminates on the basis of viewpoint in violation of the First Amendment and is impermissibly vague in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

[…]

Walker said the law is “upside down” when it comes to the First Amendment because it allows the state to burden freedom of speech.

“If Florida truly believes we live in a post-racial society, then let it make its case. But it cannot win the argument by muzzling its opponents. Because, without justification, the IFA attacks ideas, not conduct,” he wrote.’


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I don't think DeSantis actually expects any of these stupid fucking laws to go anywhere. He's just shoring up his Conservative bona fides before he announces his White House run.
 
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I don't think DeSantis actually expects any of these stupid fucking laws to go anywhere. He's just shoring up his Conservative bona fides before he announces his White House run.
True.

But it also illustrates the contempt for the Constitution exhibited by the right, the authoritarianism of Republicans, and the racism of conservatism.

Yes, this is DeSantis pandering to the racist Republican base – but he’s also a true believer and enemy of the First Amendment.
 

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True.

But it also illustrates the contempt for the Constitution exhibited by the right, the authoritarianism of Republicans, and the racism of conservatism.

Yes, this is DeSantis pandering to the racist Republican base – but he’s also a true believer and enemy of the First Amendment.
I suppose you think Ds abide by and honor the constitution at all times.

Lol.
 

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