Judge Upholds Gov. DeSantis’ “Stop WOKE Act”

A federal court ruled in favor Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. It stated that his “Stop WOKE Act“Act that bans critical race theory and other theories from being promoted “woke” The state does not allow ideologies to be displayed on its college campuses.

“Although this court would not hesitate to compel compliance with its preliminary injunction, this court finds there has been no violation of the injunction at this time,” U.S. District judge Mark E. Walker wrote Thursday, according the Orlando Sentinel.

The law is also known as the “Stop Wrongs To Our Kids and Employees Act,” Some students and professors accused the university of not complying with a preliminary order that prohibits enforcement of certain sections of the legislation.

In a “motion to compel” On Wednesday, the plaintiffs filed an objection claiming that compliance with a memo issued by DeSantis’ Office of Policy and Budget would constitute a violation of the preliminary injunction.

Chris Spencer directed institutions of higher learning to follow the instructions in his memo. “provide a comprehensive list of all staff, programs and campus activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion and critical race theory.”

The state’s legal team responded by arguing that the requested information is part of the annual budgeting process for DeSantis.

Judge Walker agreed with the DeSantis administration. He stated that the directive did not violate college rights.

The same judge previously called the Stop WOKE Act “positively dystopian,” It was prohibited to impose sanctions upon granting an injunction early November, or after. another block in August.

The University of Central Florida’s English Department opened in July suspended its anti-racism statementIn response to the governor’s legislation, he seized it and then resuscitated it.

Skyler Swisher, Orlando Sentinel reporter, posted photos of the original suspension that read, “As of July 1, 2022, the statement is suspended as it violates Florida law.”

According to the Orlando Sentinel, at least two lawsuits have been filed against the law that was passed in December 2021, and became effective in July 2022.


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