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Florida Supreme Court Upholds DeSantis’s Suspension of Progressive Prosecutor

Posted on AllSides June 7th, 2024
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Peter Casey/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

The Florida supreme court on Thursday upheld Governor Ron DeSantis’s decision last year to suspend progressive state attorney Monique Worrell, who claims she was unjustly fired for political reasons.

The court’s justices voted 6-1 to keep the suspended attorney out of a job. Worrell, who is running for office in November to regain her Orlando-area position, argued that the DeSantis’s justification for suspending her was too vague and that the decision infringed on her prosecutorial discretion. Most members of the court, five of whom were appointed by DeSantis, disagreed.

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