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Lawsuit vs Dissolving Disney’s District Dismissed

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R‑FL) law to dissolve Disney’s special governing and tax district.
Three residents of Orange and Osceola counties claimed S.B. 4‑C, the law that eliminates Disneys’ special tax district, threatens with higher taxes, limits free speech, and violates a contractual obligation.
William Sanchez, a Miami lawyer and Senate Democrat candidate, filed the suit last week.
U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia Altonaga ruled there were many reasons to dismiss the lawsuit, including the lack of standing over state issues.
Anltonaga wrote that the residents “do not plausibly allege they have suffered any concrete injury as a result of the alleged violation of Disney’s First Amendment rights, and nothing in the Complaint shows Plaintiffs have a close relationship with Disney.”
The judge also dismissed claims that dissolving the Disney corporate carveout, otherwise known as the Reedy Creek Improvement District, would limit free speech:
Far from it: Plaintiffs expressly allege that they “expect …

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