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Judge Wants DeSantis’ Explanation for Suspending Prosecutor Who Defied Abortion Ban

A judge denied a motion from Gov. Ron DeSantis to dismiss a lawsuit from a prosecutor he suspended in August for violating the state’s new law that bans abortion procedures after 15 weeks of gestation, saying he seeks further explanation for the governor’s decision.
On Aug. 4, DeSantis issued an executive order suspending Andrew Warren, a Hillsborough County Democrat and state attorney who was twice elected, accusing him of “incompetence and willful defiance of his duties” when he declined to enforce the state’s abortion law.
Although Judge Robert Hinkle said Monday the trial could commence, he also rejected Warren’s motion to be reinstat …

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