Federal Judge Blocks Florida's 'Anti-Riot' LawFlorida's new “anti-riot” law championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis as a way to quell violent protests is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Florida Judge Questions State Over DeSantis' Controversial Protest LawA federal judge tangled Monday with lawyers for the state over a controversial law, one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top legislative priorities, that enhances penalties and creates new crimes in protests that turn violent.
Partial Palmetto Shutdown Shows 'Double Standard' In Florida's Anti-Riot Law, Says Sen. Shevrin JonesFlorida Democratic lawmaker says a double standard is being used with the state's anti-riot law, after demonstrators partially blocked the busy Palmetto in support of Cubans demonstrating for regime change.
DeSantis Attorneys Don't Want Court-Ordered Mediation In Legal Challenge Against Controversial Anti-Riot LawLawyers for the state of Florida want to skip mediation in a legal challenge filed against the state’s new controversial “anti-riot” law, championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis which is aimed at cracking down on violent protests.
Broward Sheriff's Deputies Informed Not To Enforce 'Anti-Riot' Law Without ApprovalBroward sheriff's deputies have been told not to enforce the recent anti-riot law without running it up the chain of command for approval.
Governor Ron DeSantis Sued Over Florida's New 'Anti-Riot' LawCivil-rights attorneys are challenging a new set of state laws that establish a crime of “mob intimidation” and enhance penalties for riot-related violence and looting, arguing in a federal lawsuit that the measures unconstitutionally “seek to arrest the peaceful expression of free speech.”