The Florida Times reports:
Federal Judge Roger Vinson today in Pensacola denied a request for an emergency preliminary injunction in favor of Mike Huckabee and other Florida beachfront landowners against a Walton County order closing the beach in front of their houses during the coronavirus crisis.
The hearing was closed to the public. Only attorneys joined the conference call. But the federal court record notes the judge heard arguments for the order and “orally denied it.”
Huckabee has a $3 million house on Santa Rosa beach near Destin. He pulled political strings to concoct a way to keep the public off the beach between the high tide line and his property, effectively ending decades of public access to the sugar sand beach.
This is Mike Huckabee’s monstrous Florida beach house (on the right), which was built on an eroded public beach that wasn’t supposed to be built on. The climate change he thinks is a myth is likely to ensure that it gets flooded in the coming years. https://t.co/z7YCy3scXk pic.twitter.com/aef5yfVOU6
— Stephanie Mencimer (@smencimer) May 22, 2019
Mike Huckabee, who filed a false bar complaint against me, lost a hearing today attempting to get access to a beach during a pandemic. I hope this brings you joy, too.
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) April 14, 2020