'Grim Reaper' lawyer supported by former Florida Supreme Court justice in sanctions case orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives…
“The lawyer who drew attention to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' hands-off approach to the pandemic by dressing as the Grim Reaper is staring down punishment from the Florida Bar. As he makes his case, however, Daniel Uhlfielder has some powerful names in his corner.
A former state Supreme Court chief justice backed Uhlfelder in a brief shared by the Orlando Sentinel.”
“R. Fred Lewis, who served on the state's highest court for more than two decades, struck at the allegation that Uhlfelder had filed suit against the state as a publicity stunt.”
“Lewis rested his argument on the idea that the right to file suit to rectify what the plaintiff views as wrongs is crucial to the American judicial system.”

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