Stop Woke

The Scoop: Tues. June 18th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

One recent veto by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was for a proposed amphitheater in Tampa’s historic Perry Harvey Senior Park.
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ACLU argues in federal court to keep injunction for Stop W.O.K.E. Act

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state over a 2022 law Gov. Ron DeSantis dubbed the Stop W.O.K.E. Act. It restricts how race-related concepts are taught in higher education. A judge placed an...
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The Scoop: Thu., March 7, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

A proposed passenger train route from Chicago to Miami would potentially bypass Tampa's Union Station.

The Scoop: Tue., March 5, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Court rejects “Stop WOKE Act” A federal appeals court rejected restrictions laid out by Governor DeSantis in his Stop WOKE Act. The decision came yesterday as a panel of three judges ruled that the restrictions...
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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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New hearing sought in lawmaker subpoena fight

©2023 The News Service of Florida. All rights reserved TALLAHASSEE — Plaintiffs’ attorneys Monday asked a full federal appeals court to take up a dispute about whether 14 current and former Florida lawmakers should have...
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Florida lawmakers are shielded from turning over documents related to Ron DeSantis and the “Stop Woke” law

A federal appeals court has shielded 14 current and former Florida lawmakers from having to turn over documents.
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Florida Supreme Court keeps a change to a rule about ‘fairness and diversity’ courses for judges

The Florida Supreme Court kept in place deletion of part of a rule allowing judges to take courses in “fairness and diversity” in continuing education.
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Florida’s ‘Stop WOKE’ restricts businesses from training on some race-related issues; a court will hear a challenge

A judge previously agreed with businesses and a consultant that Florida's Stop WOKE restrictions violated the First Amendment
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Lawsuit alleges that a new law will censor and prohibit courses and topics at New College of Florida

A group opposing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to remake New College filed a lawsuit alleging that a new law prohibits several courses & topics.

Progressive groups protest elimination of affirmative action; DEI programs in Florida

Yesterday about a dozen activists gathered in protest of a plethora of changes in education by the Republican supermajority in the Florida state legislature, as well as the US Supreme Court’s overturning of affirmative action....
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Appeals court weighs subpoenas of lawmakers over Florida’s “Stop WOKE” law

A federal appeals court sounded skeptical of arguments that Florida lawmakers should be required to turn over documents on "Stop WOKE."

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