DeSantis Dodges Testimony In Suit By Fired State DA

Florida Politics reports:

Gov. Ron DeSantis cannot be compelled to testify in the federal case that suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren is making to be reinstated, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Warren’s case that his August suspension from office is a violation of his First Amendment rights that should be undone starts Tuesday in front of U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle.

Warren was suspended because he signed a pledge not to prosecute women who seek abortions or the doctors who provide them, according DeSantis. The Governor also complained about Warren’s position against prosecuting laws on gender-affirming medical care.

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Hinkle, who was nominated by Bill Clinton, last appeared on JMG in 2014 when he ruled against Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.