Florida sues over ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

washington CNN — Four Florida families are suing the state’s new Rules banning gender-affirming care For transgender youth, they argue that these prohibitions violate the U.S. Constitution and should be repealed. Two new rules from the Florida Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine prohibit the state’s medical professionals from providing gender-affirming care … Read more

Trump faces legal risk as DeSantis backs out and ramps up attacks

CNN — governor of florida ron desantis Branding himself as a political fighter willing to fight against all who come, from disney And corporate media to high school students wearing masks. but he and donald trump For several months, it was a one-sided affair. changed this week That’s when DeSantis first threw himself into the … Read more

DeSantis administration moves to expand ban on teaching sexual orientation and gender identity to all grades

CNN — government administration ron desantis A quiet proposal this month expanded Florida’s controversial ban on classroom instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity to all grades. Florida Department of Education Approval proposed rule Published March 9 and posted for review on March 16 on the Florida Administrative Register. The state board of education … Read more

Joseph Harding: Former Florida lawmaker pleads guilty in Covid-19 loan fraud case

CNN — A former Florida lawmaker pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud, money laundering and misrepresentation related to Covid-19 relief fraud. Press Releases from the Department of Justice. former republican state representative Joseph Harding The department said it obtained more than $150,000 in Small Business Administration loans by lying on loan applications. Harding is scheduled … Read more

DeSantis needles Trump as he breaks silence on hush money case

CNN — break his silence Donald Trump’s legal troublesgovernor of florida ron desantis critique monday Manhattan District Attorney He is pressing charges against the former president and has vowed that his office will not get involved if the matter reaches Trump’s hometown. But DeSantis, a rising contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, far from … Read more

Under Florida law, other states try to limit some LGBTQ discussions in schools

washington CNN — bill similar Florida’s Controversial Legislation At least 15 states are considering banning certain guidance on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, according to data compiled by the American Civil Liberties Union and reviewed by CNN. Some of the bills go further than Florida’s law, dubbed “Don’t Talk Gay” by its critics, … Read more

Federal appeals court blocks DeSantis’ anti-‘wake-up’ law at Florida public universities

CNN — Part of a law pushed by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to limit what Florida’s public colleges and universities can teach will continue to be blocked for now, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. A three-judge jury of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request by DeSantis administration and state … Read more

DeSantis blames diversity move for Silicon Valley Bank’s downfall as he pushes to roll back bank regulation under re-examination

CNN — After Silicon Valley Bank collapsed, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pointed the finger at several culprits, including the firm’s diversification efforts and federal regulators, who he said “seem to always be concerned about preventing financial Crisis scoffs.” But DeSantis’s comments made no mention of his own record on bank regulation.As a member of Congress, … Read more

Trump-aligned super PAC calls for Florida ethics probe into DeSantis’ political activities

CNN — super PAC with close ties to former president donald trump Ask Florida ethics investigators to look into whether governor ron desantis‘The recent political campaign violated state law. In a 15-page letter to Florida’s ethics commission, Make America Great Again Inc. accused DeSantis of running a “shadow presidential campaign” and said Republican governors should … Read more

How crime is igniting new conflicts between red states and blue cities

CNN  —  Republican-controlled state governments are opening an explosive new front in their decadelong drive to exert more control over the decisions – and decision makers – in Democratic-run cities and counties. From Florida and Mississippi to Georgia, Texas and Missouri, an array of red states are taking aggressive new steps to seize authority over … Read more