A federal judge will “admit a case that challenges Florida’s case.”Stop the walk act.” Moving forward.
During the US District Judge Tag walkers Last month refused To prevent enforcement of the law, he denied the motion to have the case dismissed outright. A group of teachers are suing against state laws (HB) 7), which went into effect in early July as a violation of his First Amendment rights in the classroom. Walker’s order makes it clear that the First Amendment protects class discussion to a certain extent.
He points to specific complaints made by one of the plaintiffs, Robert Casanello, University of Central Florida The professor teaches courses on the civil rights movement, the Jim Crow era and Reconstruction, and in a lawsuit against the state argues that the new law limits his ability to accurately teach a classroom.
The law prohibits instruction and training that teaches students and staff that they are inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive because of their race, color, gender, or national origin, and prohibits instruction that they are personally responsible. are guilty or should feel guilty for the past actions of the members. their race, skin colour, sex or national origin.
Prosecutors argue that Cassanello can still teach subjects like Jim Crow Laws, but he should only teach “in an objective manner without the support of ‘concepts’.”
Walker notes in his order that the law may be crossing a line between setting course and violating Cassanello’s free speech.
“Is that really all the First Amendment offers, that you can speak whatever you want as long as you follow the official line?” Walker wrote.
The various allegations made by different plaintiffs differ in the degree to which First Amendment questions may apply, they wrote, but the case raises questions that nonetheless need to be answered. He dismissed the state’s argument that since the law does not provide for final punishment of teachers who deviate from the law, it is impossible to violate freedom of expression.
“Clearly, a defendant can silence his speech even though he may not have the power to punish,” Walker wrote. “For example, a defendant may threaten to refer the plaintiff to an institution that has the authority to punish the plaintiff.”
The proceedings are now continuing, at least for some of the plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit. Cassanello, Manatee County U.S. Government teacher donald falls and substitute teachers of Leon County Jill HarperYou can argue this matter in court.
Walker clarified that the Florida matter must go ahead Board of Education And the BoardNot individual elected officials like the government. Ron DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody,
The law in question also regulates the teaching of diversity courses in companies, but Walker said All Things Divers President Tammy Hodo The plaintiff cannot stay. Her firm offers diversity training with clients, but Walker said she hasn’t shown she lost business because of the law.
He also said that a kindergarten student listed as a plaintiff in the case had no position.
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