Judge Weighs Constitutionality of Social Media Law

Judge Weighs Constitutionality of Social Media Law

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge on Monday appeared skeptical about a new Florida law aimed at punishing social-media companies that strip users from their platforms or flag users’ content. Online-industry groups NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association this month filed a lawsuit challenging the law, […]

Florida Officers Going to Border Next Week

Florida Officers Going to Border Next Week

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — More than 50 state law-enforcement officers will depart Monday for Texas and Arizona to help with border control, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday during an appearance near Pensacola. The announcement came after DeSantis earlier in the month said Florida would support a request from Texas […]

DeSantis Signs Bill on Civics, ‘Intellectual Freedom’

DeSantis Signs Bill on Civics, ‘Intellectual Freedom’

By Ryan Dailey, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Saying he wants Florida to be the “number-one state for civic literacy,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed bills aimed at boosting civics education in public schools and gauging “intellectual freedom” on college campuses. During a bill-signing event at a Fort Myers middle-school library, DeSantis […]

Judge Blocks CDC Restrictions on Cruise Ships

Judge Blocks CDC Restrictions on Cruise Ships

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Saying the “injury to Florida’s economy grows by the day,” a U.S. district judge Friday issued a preliminary injunction against federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention restrictions that have idled cruise ships in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 124-page ruling by U.S. […]