“When Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody joined her Texas counterpart and other Republicans in trying to overturn 2020 presidential election results from four swing states, some Floridians wanted her disbarred.
In the end, the petition drive went nowhere. And now the Florida Bar is rewriting a disciplinary rule to forestall any similar efforts in the future. Bar leaders may be reacting to the situation in Texas, where AG Paxton is under investigation for leading the charge that Moody
“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.”
"A former Florida appellate judge, Robert Benton, agreed in a recent affidavit submitted to the Florida Bar supporting Uhlfelder. “I disagree with the view that the initial lawsuit and appeal were frivolous,” Benton wrote. “I am making this affidavit because I think the
independence of the bar is one of the pillars of our democracy. Just as the independence of the judiciary is key to preserving our liberties …” A former state Supreme Court Justice, Fred Lewis, said in a separate affidavit that he did not believe Uhlfelder’s case was frivolous,
"A former Florida Supreme Court justice has lined up in support of a Santa Rosa Beach attorney who’s the focus of investigations after he dressed up as the Grim Reaper and sued Gov. Ron DeSantis for refusing to shut down state beaches last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic."
“It is my opinion and legal view that the lawsuit and appeal were not frivolous,” Lewis, who served on the Supreme Court for 21 years until his retirement in 2019, wrote in documents provided by Uhlfelder. “I submit this affidavit because it is my view that legal action,
On June 3, 2021, Florida stopped posting COVID-19 daily reports because Governor DeSantis's press secretary said "our state is returning to normal." On August 10, 2021, amid spike in DELTA cases, Florida began reporting by the date of death rather than when death reported
as it had been doing since beginning of pandemic creating an "artificial decline" which make it "look like we are doing better than we are." See chart below from article. bradenton.com/news/coronavir…
The concerted rebellion of 10 Florida county school boards, including some of the largest in state, against DeSantis’s mask order and threats is going to be one large domino that will lead to his defeat next year. @RemoveRon
Floridians will never forget the torture he has caused parents, teachers and students and he will be kicked out of office next year.
Regeneron’s “second quarter 2021 revenues increased 163% to $5.14 billion versus second quarter 2020 including $2.76 billion attributable to REGEN-COV.” investor.regeneron.com/index.php/news…
“In July 2021, based on positive Phase 3 data announced in April 2021 which were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the FDA also expanded the EUA to include post-exposure prophylaxis in people at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, who are not
fully vaccinated or are not expected to mount an adequate response to vaccination”
4/30/21 Griffin gave $5 million to DeSantis' PAC. Regeneron - $481 per share. Griffin is 2nd largest Regeneron shareholder & largest DeSantis contributor. 8/4/21 DeSantis call with Regeneron CEO & past several days traveling state pushing Regeneron. Regeneron now $628 per share
"First, the study looked only at vaccination rates...These numbers don’t include the number of hospitalizations or deaths generated because both governors have failed to institute mask mandates and blocked the use of mandates by schools and local governments.
The numbers also don’t include the damage done by forcing businesses to reopen and schools to conduct in-person classes even though conditions had pointedly not reached the guidelines each state had put in place. And these numbers only run through July, meaning they don’t catch
A COVID-19 outbreak that killed two IT staffers in Manatee County, Florida government & hospitalized three others has forced the shutdown of the county’s administrative building in downtown Bradenton.
At 2:30 p.m., the county announced on FB that it was immediately shutting down
the building to the public and sending employees home. Florida Department of Health Manatee County epidemiologists were working on contract tracing. “It’s been devastating to staff and it’s been difficult for the organization,” County Administrator Scott Hopes said.
“Sources told ABC News that prosecutors believe a decision about whether or not to bring charges against Gaetz could come as early as July.”
Following Greenberg's plea hearing in May, his lawyer, Fritz Schiller, offered a teasing response when asked if the plea deal could mean trouble for other officials.
"Does my client have information that could hurt an elected official?" Schiller said. "I guess this is must-see
Hey @mattgaetz. Why did you delete these tweets and retweets about medical marijuana, Ron DeSantis, Chris Dorworth, Jason Brodeur, etc. right after word got out about your sex trafficking investigation? @FBI
"A much bigger eye-opener was the May 20 letter sent from Florida’s health department telling Royal Caribbean and Celebrity they could go directly to the CDC for permission to sail. 'The Department has limited statutory authority with respect to cruise lines, and the Department’s
permission is not required for your company to resume operations,' wrote Dr. Scott A. Rivkees, the Florida Surgeon General. 'To be clear, nothing in state law stands in the way of cruise ship operations.' Hold on, what? Nothing in state law stands in the way?"
In interviews, more than half a dozen former DeSantis campaign advisers and early administration staffers say Gaetz had huge influence over DeSantis, who in the run-up to his gubernatorial campaign was an outsider in state-level Florida politics. That was a world where Gaetz had
long been an operator. Now, as DeSantis runs for reelection and is likely laying the groundwork for a 2024 presidential run, he has all-but turned his back on Gaetz.”
DeSantis and his alt-right buddy James O’Keefe of Project Veritas smiling when gloating after questioned about whether the bill was for Trump who was banned from all social media
O'Keefe was suspended from Twitter for violating its policies a couple weeks ago. Today, he joined stage with DeSantis, who signed bill going after Twitter and other social media companies. I'm confused how using Government money to attack private companies is Republican