Posted BY: Billy | NwoReport
A prosecutor who was fired by Florida Gov. Rob DeSantis for declining to prosecute crimes related to abortions or transgender care took another hit from a federal judge.
U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle on Monday declined to reinstate Andrew Warren as his case against the Republican Florida governor continues, The Associated Press reported.
The former state attorney said that his firing violated his free speech and that the governor exceeded his authority.
“Mr. Warren is an elected official and his speech is protected by the first amendment,” Warren’s attorney said at a press conference after the hearing.
That is a curious argument. Would it apply to a police officer who decided he or she did not want to arrest people for certain crimes that they deemed top be not important?
The lawsuit asks that Warren be reinstated, and that Gov. DeSantis be prohibited from taking similar action against him in the future.
“We look forward to a trial where the governor can come in and explain to the court why he thinks what he did is in compliance with federal law and state law,” the suspended attorney said.