June 7, 2024

Florida Supreme Court Backs DeSantis’ Removal of Prosecutor

I have to tell you, it seems like all Governor Ron DeSantis does is win.

His latest comes via a decision by the Florida Supreme Court.

The court backed DeSantis’ decision to remove an elected State’s Attorney for failing to do her duty… prosecute criminals.


If you have ever watched the show “Justified,” that is who Ron DeSantis reminds of me.

Timothy Olyphant’s character, Deputy Raylon Givens, runs up against it every show.

Sometimes he takes his lumps, but he dusts himself off and comes right back, ultimately winning whatever quest it is that he was on.

DeSantis has some the same thing after a vicious primary election that saw him being accused of many things that were not true as well as allegations and accusations against his wife, also not true, by Trump surrogates and Trump’s campaign.

DeSantis could have easily slunk away, finished out his term, and disappeared, but that would not be Ron DeSantis.

While running for office, DeSantis continued his quest to remove the woke from Florida, and part of that quest was in removing State Attorney Monique Worrel from her post.

At the time DeSantis removed her, he stated, "The practices and policies of her office have allowed murderers, other violent offenders, and dangerous drug traffickers to receive extremely reduced sentences and escape the full consequences of their criminal conduct.

“In some cases, these offenders have evaded incarceration altogether.”

Worrell was elected to office in 2020 and had hoped to run for re-election in 2024, but DeSantis derailed her career when he removed her from office for selectively prosecuting crimes.

The court, which decided in DeSantis’ favor 6-1, stated, "We cannot agree with Worrel that the allegations in the Executive Order are impermissibly vague, nor that they address conduct that falls within the lawful exercise of prosecutorial discretion.

"We have said that a suspension order does not infringe on a state attorney’s lawful exercise of prosecutorial discretion where it alleges that such discretion is, in fact, not being exercised in individual cases but, rather, that generalized policies have resulted in categorical enforcement practices.”

Score a big win for the good guys.

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