Andrew Warren case against Gov. Ron DeSantis dismissed – WESH 2 Orlando


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A Florida judge has denied a top state attorney his position back.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced in August 2021 he suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren effective immediately. Warren was the state attorney in Hillsborough County.
DeSantis said Warren put himself above the law because Warren signed statements, along with dozens of other prosecutors around the country, vowing not to pursue criminal cases against people who seek or provide abortions or gender-affirming care.
Warren sued to be reinstated. On Friday, Judge Robert Hinkle upheld DeSantis’ ruling to suspend Warren from office due to neglect of duty and incompetence.
Also in the ruling, the judge said DeSantis broke the law, but the court doesn’t have the power to restore Warren to office.
Warren had been elected twice as state attorney in Hillsborough County.
“I was elected because the people of this county share my vision for criminal justice, trust my judgment, and have seen our success. I swore to uphold the Constitution, and that’s exactly what I’ve done. DeSantis is trying to take away my job for doing my job,” Warren said in a video in August of 2022. “He came down to Tampa — to Hillsborough County — to illegally remove me as part of some political circus.”
DeSantis said Warren is refusing to enforce Florida law.
“Some of these rogue prosecutors that basically say they are not going to enforce certain laws that they don’t like, that they put their personal conception of ‘social justice’ over what the law and their constitutional oath require,” DeSantis fired back at the time. “When you’re saying you’re not going to enforce certain laws you don’t like, that’s a neglect of duty. That quite frankly is incompetence as defined in Florida law.”
Andrew Warren addresses judge’s ruling:

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