DeSantis' suspension of prosecutor marks perilous path

Posted on AllSides September 12th, 2022
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A federal court will hear arguments on Sept. 19 in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ suspension of Tampa’s elected state prosecutor for signing a statement saying that his offices won’t criminalize reproductive healthcare or medical care for transgender people.

The case raises fundamental questions about democracy and the balance between federal, state and local government, and it could have significant impact on the nascent movement to elect more progressive prosecutors in local offices around the country.

Andrew Warren won elections in 2016 and 2020 for state attorney of Florida’s 13th...

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