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Disney drops First Amendment lawsuit appeal against Ron DeSantis

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024
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The two-year fight that captured the nation’s attention between Gov. Ron DeSantis and The Walt Disney Co. is officially over. On Thursday, Disney dropped the federal lawsuit against DeSantis. In January, a federal judge ruled against the entertainment giant, which had accused DeSantis of violating its freedom of speech. Lawmakers had pushed new laws targeting Disney, from its governing board appointments to its monorail safety inspections, after Disney spoke out against Florida’s parental rights law, known by critics as “Don’t Say Gay.” “A targeted campaign of government retaliation — orchestrated...

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