Court Upholds Gov. DeSantis’ Firing of Soros-Backed Prosecutor

The former-state attorney who was fired by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Last year, the governor sued him for refusing state law compliance. A federal judge has thrown out his suit.

In his ruling Friday’s dismissal by Judge Robert Hinkle appeal by former-state attorney Andrew Warren Because he is a federal judge, he does not have the authority to restore his position.

“The Governor violated the First Amendment by considering Mr. Warren’s speech on matters of public concern … as motivating factors in the decision to suspend him,” The judge’s report also noted that the attorney’s testimony was not admissible. “association with the Democratic Party and alleged association with Mr. Soros” were “motivating factors in [DeSantis’] decision,” It would have been the exact same outcome.

“The First Amendment violations were not essential to the outcome and so do not entitle Mr. Warren to relief in this action,” The judge concluded. The judge stated that the matter had to be solved at the state level.

“Bottom line, it said that there were some violations of the federal constitution by the governor, but those violations did not rise to a level where the court felt like it warranted a ruling in the governor’s favor,” Bjorn Brunvand a Tampa Bay criminal defense attorney, where Warren is based explained. Fox NewsAccording to the 11th Amendment, the judge cannot hear a suit like this against a State.

The 11th Amendment states, “The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.”

DeSantis fired Warren in August 2022. publicly vowing He said that he would not prosecute any crimes related to medicalized gender transition or abortion. Later that month, he filed suit claiming that the governor had violated his First Amendment rights.

“The role of the state attorney is to apply the law and enforce the law, not pick and choose which laws you like and which laws you don’t like,” DeSantis stated at the time. “This is a law and order state. We’re not going to back down from that one inch. We’re not going to allow locally-elected people to veto what our state has decreed through our legislative process.”

The Post Millennial was told by The Governor’s Office that they had received the lawsuit. “It’s not surprising Warren, who was suspended for refusing to follow the law, would file a legally baseless lawsuit challenging his suspension. We look forward to responding in court.”

Warren’s options now are to either file a lawsuit in a state court or try his luck with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

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