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Prosecutor Suspended by DeSantis Loses Bid to Get Job Back (1)

Sept. 19, 2022, 5:22 PM

A federal judge on Monday denied a motion to reinstate a Florida prosecutor suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis for pledging not to enforce the state’s abortion laws.

The action followed a decision in Indiana to remove from an abortion case a prosecutor who, like his Florida counterpart, had declared in writing that he didn’t intend to press charges if that state’s new abortion law is violated.

In Florida, US District Judge Robert Hinkle denied Andrew Warren’s motion for a preliminary injunction. He also denied the state’s motion to dismiss Warren’s First Amendment claims, and granted the state’s motion to dismiss ...