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Desantis Administration to face a lawsuit over the handling of African American history course


Here is more on Disney's lawsuit against the State of Florida.

UPDATE: Attorneys for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis claimed that he is immune from The Walt Disney Co.’s federal lawsuit over his effort to strip to the company of control over a special district covering its theme parks and resort in the state.


In a motion to dismiss filed on Monday, attorneys for the state also argued that the federal district court lacks jurisdiction.


“Although Disney grabbed headlines by suing the Governor, Disney — like many litigants before it who have challenged Florida’s laws — has no basis for doing so. Neither the Governor nor the Secretary [of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity] enforce any of the laws at issue, so Disney lacks standing to sue them,” the attorneys wrote in their motion (read it here).
 
lquote] Neither the Governor nor the Secretary [of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity] enforce any of the laws at issue, so Disney lacks standing to sue them,” the attorneys wrote in their motion [/quote]

The governor proposed the law in public in real time. The lawsuit isn't about enforcing the law. It's about the law itself and the way the governor wielded his power against a law-abiding company.
 
The Supreme Court in its decision yesterday included a small note that applies to the Disney lawsuit in Florida:


In addition to a compelling First Amendment argument, Disney pointed out that the U.S. Constitution explicitly prohibits state governments from voiding contracts. It’s a provision that the courts haven’t invoked in a long time. Mark Joseph Stern at Slate even warned that we shouldn’t be reminding the Supreme Court that this clause even exists (though I disagree).

As the Court rejected the independent state legislature theory it noted that there are other places in the Constitution where the federal courts have the authority to ding state legislatures, citing — oh, let’s just pick one clause at random — the Contracts Clause:
A similar principle applies with respect to the Contracts Clause, which provides that “[n]o state shall… pass any… Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts.” Art. I, §10, cl. 1. In that context “we accord respectful consideration and great weight to the views of the State’s highest court.” Indiana ex rel. Anderson v. Brand, 303 U. S. 95, 100 (1938). Still, “in order that the constitutional mandate may not be- come a dead letter, we are bound to decide for ourselves whether a contract was made.” Ibid.; see also General Motors Corp. v. Romein, 503 U. S. 181, 187 (1992).
 

Well this is an interesting one.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis have asked that a trial involving Disney be postponed until the middle of 2025, well after the GOP presidential nomination race wraps up and voters have picked a winner in the November 2024 general election.

In a Tallahassee federal court filing Tuesday, attorneys for the Florida governor, who is seeking the Republican nomination, and his appointees to a board that governs Disney World outlined a proposed schedule that requests an Aug. 4, 2025, trial date.

Disney claims in its lawsuit that its free speech rights were violated by the takeover of its governing district in retaliation for opposing the so-called Don’t Say Gay legislation DeSantis championed. In the same filing, Disney proposed a July 15, 2024, trial date, which is around the same time as the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.
 
Well this is an interesting one.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis have asked that a trial involving Disney be postponed until the middle of 2025,

Once again DeSantis wants to do something unconstitutional. There is a speedy trial rule that is covered by the 6th amendment:


The rules apply for thee, but not for me.
 
DeSantis was pounded today by Maria Bartiromo on Fox: "What happened to your campaign?"


So he blames the media: "The media does not want me to win." Maria then asks about DOJ & FBI:


He correctly points out that the FBI is run by a trump appointee, and the Hunter Biden probe is run by a trump appointee.
 

Crazier than that Ron Desantis is threatening a lawsuit against Anheuser Busch Inbev the parent company of Bud Light. Also this comes as he gets sued by Disney for the same reasons.

If you live or work near an Anheuser Busch plant stay safe and hope there's no January 6th type events there.

According to this one Anheuser Busch has a plant in Jacksonville, FL that is going to be the most affected by whatever the Governor Desantis and his allies are ranting about the company.

 
Crazier than that Ron Desantis is threatening a lawsuit against Anheuser Busch Inbev the parent company of Bud Light. Also this comes as he gets sued by Disney for the same reasons.
Again, thinking that suing big business over ridiculous, inconsequential culture war issues is good for the state he represents?
Whatever happened to Republicans being pro-business, let alone some of the largest businesses that collect taxes from clients in his own damn state?
It will be good to see Desantis implode on the campaign trail, then get to explain to voters next gubernatorial season how he spent so many taxpayer dollars trying to undermine beloved Florida businesses like Disney and Anheuser Bush/Inbev.
 
Again, thinking that suing big business over ridiculous, inconsequential culture war issues is good for the state he represents?
Whatever happened to Republicans being pro-business, let alone some of the largest businesses that collect taxes from clients in his own damn state?
It will be good to see Desantis implode on the campaign trail, then get to explain to voters next gubernatorial season how he spent so many taxpayer dollars trying to undermine beloved Florida businesses like Disney and Anheuser Bush/Inbev.
It's all a ploy to create more January 6th type rumors somewhere so far listed as under investigation.
 

Here is more on one of the biggest donors to the GOP and his statements on Desantis.


Aug 4 (Reuters) - Hotel entrepreneur Robert Bigelow, the biggest individual donor to a group supporting Ron DeSantis' presidential bid, told Reuters on Friday he will not donate more money unless the Florida governor attracts new major donors and adopts a more moderate approach.

The comments by Bigelow, who gave $20 million to the pro-DeSantis "Never Back Down" super PAC in March, underscore donor concerns about the Florida governor's struggling campaign, which has been unable to make a dent in former President Donald Trump's huge lead for the 2024 Republican nomination.
"He does need to shift to get to moderates. He'll lose if he doesn't ... Extremism isn't going to get you elected," Bigelow said in an interview, adding that he had communicated these concerns to DeSantis' campaign.

When asked which specific policies Bigelow did not support, Bigelow cited only DeSantis signing in April a bill passed by the Florida legislature banning abortions after six weeks, a move that came after Bigelow had donated the $20 million.
 
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