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Federal Lawsuit Filed against Governor DeSantis’ new Anti-Riot Law

Ron DeSantis
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Florida is already being sued over a ground-breaking new law just signed by Governor Ron DeSantis that cracks down on rioting, looting and defunding the police.
A federal lawsuit was filed yesterday over the anti-riot bill signed into law by the governor on Monday.
The law calls for harsher punishments for violent protesters who engage in what Governor Ron DeSantis calls “mob activity.”
It also threatens action against local governments that defund police departments.

A civil rights nonprofit called the “Lawyers Matter Task Force” filed the suit in Orlando against the governor, attorney general and Orange County’s sheriff.
The plaintiffs claim the law strips Floridians, specifically those in the Black Lives Matter movement, of their freedom of speech.