Tax Payer Dollars Going to Fund Lawsuits
Good grief! I hope the State of Florida has enough money to pay for all the lawsuits Governor Ron DeSantis has amassed.
Our state legislators recently passed an onerous law that limited the ability of minorities, seniors, and the poor to vote. These groups generally, but not always, vote Democratic. That’s offensive for Florida’s Republican Governor, so under his leadership, Florida legislators passed a bill to limit participation in one of America’s most fundamental rights, the right to vote.
As a result, groups like the League of Women Voters of Florida, the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, and others sued the Governor to re-establish those rights.
As part of the lawsuit, the plaintiffs secured the testimony of three University of Florida professors, Dan Smith, Michael McDonald, and Sharon Austin, as expert witnesses. However, the University stepped in and told the professors they could not testify against Florida. So the professors are suing the University for violating their right to free speech and academic freedom.
The University backed off and is now allowing the professors to testify, but the issues are so crucial to the professors and their colleagues that the lawsuit continues.
I’ve lost count of the number of lawsuits DeSantis has brought upon Florida in his bid to be reelected. When will he stop running for President and attend to the work Florida elected him to do?