Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports:
A Florida judge has blocked enforcement of Florida Gov. DeSantis’ controversial “anti-riot bill,” calling it unconstitutionally vague and potentially “a trap for the innocent.” A federal lawsuit challenging the controversial law signed by Gov. DeSantis was filed back in May, a month after he signed HB1 into law.
The lawsuit, filed by multiple civil rights groups, claims the bill violates the First Amendment right to peacefully assemble, but also the 14th Amendment, citing the law’s potential for disparate, discriminatory enforcement.
In his 90-page order, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker in Tallahassee granted the plaintiffs’ request for a a preliminary injunction, preventing HB1 from being enforced until the lawsuit is decided by the courts.
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NEW: Judge Walker just issued a 90-page order granting a preliminary injunction requested by plaintiffs who are suing Florida on #HB1, the anti-protest bill.
— Rep. Anna V. Eskamani 🔨 (@AnnaForFlorida) September 9, 2021