Suspended Florida prosecutor sues Gov. Ron DeSantis to get his job back

Posted on AllSides August 17th, 2022
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Chris O'Meara/AP

A Florida prosecutor is suing Gov. Ron DeSantis for removing him from office.

The state attorney from Tampa, Andrew Warren, was ousted earlier this month by DeSantis. The Republican governor said he acted because of statements Warren had signed pledging not to prosecute people for violating abortion restrictions or a law prohibiting gender-affirming care for minors.

Warren filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, saying that the governor violated his First Amendment right to freedom of speech. Although he spoke in favor of abortion rights and gender-affirming medical care, Warren had not...

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