FL: DeSantis seeks to remove judge overseeing Disney lawsuit

Source: United Press International

“Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is attempting to disqualify the federal judge overseeing a lawsuit filed against him by the Walt Disney Company, a new court filing indicated. The Republican governor’s lawyers filed the motion Friday in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, asking to have Judge Mark Walker removed from the lawsuit. The motion accuses Walker, chief judge of the federal court’s Northern District of Florida, of exhibiting a bias. … DeSantis pointed to two separate incidents where Walker mentioned Disney’s previous status as a special district in Florida. The governor this year signed a bill removing Disney’s autonomy over the land covering its Disney World resort in Orlando.” (05/20/23)