Federal judge rejects push for DeSantis testimony

Federal judge rejects push for DeSantis testimony

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will not have to testify over his decision to suspend a Hillsborough County prosecutor, although the decision could be revisited during the trial scheduled to start next week.

DeSantis removed Andrew Warren from his post back in August citing promises the elected prosecutor had made to not enforce certain laws, including the state’s recently enacted ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Warren has sued in federal court, contending that his First Amendment rights were violated and that his suspension was politically motivated.

The Republican governor’s decision to suspend Warren, an elected Democrat, fr...

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