‘Positively dystopian’: Florida judge blocks DeSantis’ anti-woke law for colleges
A judge determined policies from the law violate First Amendment free speech protections along with due-process rights in the 14th Amendment on college campuses.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A federal judge on Thursday halted a key piece of the “Stop-WOKE” Act touted by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, blocking state officials from enforcing what he called a “positively dystopian” policy restricting how lessons on race and gender can be taught in colleges and universities.
The 138-page order from Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker is being heralded as a major win for campus free speech by the groups who challenged the state.