First Amendment


Florida financial disclosure law is blocked

A judge has blocked a Florida law that required municipal elected officials to disclose detailed information about their personal finances.
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Another Florida school district is sued over its removal of the children’s book “And Tango Makes Three”

A federal lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Nassau County schools to remove or restrict access to library books.
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Weekly Roundup: Pronouns and Pedagogy. A recap and analysis of the week in Florida government and politics

A federal judge said a Florida law restricting teachers’ use of their preferred pronouns violates the First Amendment.
pronouns they them

A federal judge blocks a Florida law that restricts teachers from using some pronouns saying it violates the First Amendment

A judge blocked enforcement of a Florida law requiring a transgender teacher to use pronouns that align with her sex assigned at birth.
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A judge will decide on Florida’s teacher pronoun law

A federal judge on Friday heard arguments in a court battle over a law restricting educators’ use of personal pronouns and titles in schools.
pronouns they them

A judge will weigh Florida’s restrictions on pronouns in schools

A judge will hear a request to block part of a 2023 Florida law restricting the pronouns and titles of educators in public schools.
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With DeSantis’ signature, Florida law bans children under 14 from having social media accounts; a legal fight looms

“An unconstitutional law will protect exactly zero Floridians,” said Carl Szabo, NetChoice’s vice president and general counsel.
Scales of Justice Law

A Hillsborough judge invokes the First Amendment in a case related to a 2022 election campaign

Attorneys for Circuit Judge Nancy Jacobs disputes allegations by an investigative panel of the state Judicial Qualifications Commission.
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The revised Florida bill to forbid children under 14 from having some social media accounts will become law, DeSantis says

After vetoing an earlier version, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday made clear he will sign HB 3 to keep kids off social media platforms.
Tampa Bay Times reporter Justin Garcia

How the Tampa fire chief called the cops on a reporter seeking a public record

Tampa Bay Times reporter Justin Garcia appeared on the Tuesday Cafe with Sean March 12 to discuss how the Tampa fire chief called the police when he requested the personnel records of a firefighter who...
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Group urges DeSantis to veto Florida’s bill to keep kids off social media

A tech-industry group Thursday quickly urged Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto a bill that seeks to prevent children off social media platforms.
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A court rejects Florida’s ‘Stop WOKE’ restrictions on workplace diversity training

A federal appeals court rejected restrictions that Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican lawmakers placed on addressing race-related issues in workplace training

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