Judge Presiding Over Disney’s Lawsuit Against DeSantis Recuses Himself

  • The Florida federal judge presiding over Disney’s lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis has recused himself due to a conflict of interest.
  • Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on Wednesday, accusing DeSantis of orchestrating a “targeted campaign of government retaliation,” which would violate the company’s free speech rights.
  • Disney filed the lawsuit after the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, which houses Walt Disney World Resort, voted to invalidate two development contracts that Disney signed in February.
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