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Judge Blocks 'Stop Woke Act,' Comparing Florida to the ‘Upside Down’

Governor Ron DeSantis signed the legislation this year as part of his campaign targeting what he calls “corporate wokeness.”

Governor Ron DeSantis signed the legislation this year as part of his campaign targeting what he calls “corporate wokeness.”

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A Florida law restricting workplace bias or diversity training violates the First Amendment and can’t be enforced, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

The preliminary injunction granted by Chief Judge Mark Walker of the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida doesn’t address application of the law (H.B. 7) in Florida schools. A group of students and educators represented by the ACLU filed a separate federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the law.