Court blocks ‘Stop WOKE Act’ in Florida schools – again

A United States federal appeals court judge blocked the reinstatement of a law backed by Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis (Republican) that would restrict the incorporation of critical race theory in public schools, leaving in place a lower court’s injunction against the measure, writes Kaelan Deese for the Washington Examiner.

A three-judge panel on the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit declined to lift a lower court order that prevented Florida’s universities from enforcing the so-called ‘Stop WOKE Act’, which aims to restrict how public education instructors can discuss certain concepts relating to race, according to a brief order that did not address the merits of the case.

“Appellants’ motions to stay injunction pending appeal are denied. The clerk is directed to treat any motion for reconsideration of this order as a non-emergency matter,” the decision read. A press secretary for DeSantis told the Washington Examiner the governor’s office remains steadfast in its belief that the law will withstand legal scrutiny, saying: “The court did not rule on the merits of our appeal … The appeal is ongoing, and we remain confident that the law is constitutional,” he added.
Full report on the Washington Examiner site