Law and Policy


Florida - DeSantis - Prosecutor
Judge to Decide if DeSantis Had Authority to Remove Prosecutor Over Refusal to Prosecute Abortions

The governor suspended Warren in August over the prosecutor's signing of statements that said he would not pursue criminal charges against seekers or providers of abortion or gender transition treatments.

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Court Blocks Special Master Review in Trump Documents Case, Allows DOJ Investigation to Continue

The decision represents a significant win for federal prosecutors, clearing the way for them to use as part of their investigation the entire tranche of documents seized during an Aug. 8 FBI search of Mar-a-Lago.

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Under DeSantis’ Leadership, the ‘Free State of Florida’ Wants to Limit Protests at the Capitol

This measure could have been used to prevent protests against segregation in the 1960s and the 2018 demonstration by high school students against gun violence, among other issues. 

Florida - Legislature - GOP
Florida Legislature Appoints New Republican Leaders Ready to Push DeSantis’ Conservative Policies

DeSantis has been able to accomplish his legislative agenda with the help of lawmakers in the GOP-controlled statehouse.

Vickie Cartwright
DeSantis Appointees Dismiss Broward Schools Superintendent in Their Last Week on the Job

All five board members voting against Superintendent Vickie Cartwright in Florida's most Democratic-leaning county were appointed in August by the governor.

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Trump Wanted the IRS to Investigate His Political Enemies, According to His Former Chief of Staff

Former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told the New York Times that the former president wanted investigations into those he believed to be his enemies, including former FBI director James Comey and former FBI official Andrew McCabe. 

Florida - Abortion - Law
Florida Fines Orlando Abortion Clinic Over 24-Hour Waiting Law

State regulators used patient records to determine the clinic performed 193 abortions that violated the 24-hour waiting period rule, but a clinic manager argues she did not know when the law went into effect.