Worrell v. DeSantis

Docket number
SC2023-1246
Date

Denied an elected Florida state attorney’s bid to be reinstated after she was removed from office by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, an act she, a Democrat, said was politically motivated. The court said DeSantis was within his constitutionally-conferred rights to suspend her for what he alleged was neglect of her duties. A dissenting opinion in the case said the prosecutor was not given time to mount a meaningful defense and expressed need for careful examination of a suspension in the case where the constitution “in effect authorizes the governor to override the will of the majority of voters who elected the official and to appoint a replacement of the governor’s choosing.”

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