DeSantis violated ‘Soros-backed’ district attorney’s First Amendment rights with suspension: Court

A federal appeals court ruled that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) violated the First Amendment rights of former state attorney Andrew Warren when he suspended him in 2022.

The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on Wednesday vacated and remanded the case to U.S. district court to “reexamine whether DeSantis would have suspended Warren based solely on the unprotected activities that motivated the suspension.”

DeSantis suspended Warren, who he labeled as being supported by liberal billionaire George Soros, in August 2022 for saying he would not enforce some state laws on abortion and other crimes.

The District Court had previously ruled that it could not reinstate Warren because of the 11th Amendment, which denies the court from “awarding declaratory or injunctive relief of the kind at issue against a state official based
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