New Florida laws championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis now face legal scrutiny

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TALLAHASSEE – With the dust still settling from a legislative session where Gov. Ron DeSantis’ polarizing agenda of bills was easily approved by Republican majorities, the scene now shifts from the Capitol to the courthouse.

The trail was blazed recently with a federal lawsuit looking to overturn the state’s new parental rights law – branded “Don’t Say Gay” by opponents – which was filed within days of DeSantis signing the measure.

More challenges are waiting in the wings to legislation focusing on immigration, abortion, elections security, campaign financing, and discussion of race in schools and the workplace.

“Gov. DeSantis and the Legislature spent a tremendous amount of effort this session betraying their promises of limited government and instead created policies that are increasingly cruel and unreasonable exercises of power,” said Daniel Tilley, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida.

“The ACLU of Florida is watching, as are our coalition partners. And we will all see DeSantis in court,” Tilley added.

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