June 7, 2024

Florida Supreme Court Sides with Governor DeSantis in State Attorney Dismissal

Governor Ron DeSantis is having a good day.

If you recall, DeSantis went on a tear when he first took office to remove prosecutors that were not doing their jobs.

State Attorney Monique Worrell was one of those attorneys, and DeSantis just learned that her removal will stand.

In Ron’s Favor

There was a lot of upset liberals when DeSantis started sacking attorneys, with Worrell filing suit to get her position back.

DeSantis had suspended her last year from the 9th Judicial Circuit for “neglect of duty.”

This was an elected position, so there was a serious debate about whether DeSantis had that authority, and with Worrell hoping to run for re-election in 2024, she was hoping the State Supreme Court would overrule DeSantis.

That, however, did not happen, with the court issuing a 6-1 ruling in favor of DeSantis being able to remove her.

I am sure that DeSantis felt confident in this ruling, as he had appointed five of the justices on the state’s Supreme Court.

Worrell is not the first state attorney to be removed by DeSantis, as he also removed State Attorney Andrew Warren on the same grounds.

Warren had been refusing to enforce bans on abortion and gender-affirming surgeries.

Worrell was simply hand-picking the cases to prosecute, so DeSantis said her office was “clearly and fundamentally derelict so as to constitute both neglect of duty and incompetence.”

This a great win for the good guys and a massive blow to these prosecutors that think they can selectively enforce the laws.

What it does prove, however, is that voters need to pay better attention to who they are putting into office, as these uber-progressive prosecutors continue to get elected, then people seem shocked when they are not prosecuting cases.

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