Federal judge weighs businesses’ challenge to DeSantis priority


ALLAHASSEE – A federal judge on Monday questioned part of a new Florida law that restricts the way businesses can address race-related concepts in employee training, as he weighed a request to block the measure. T

he law (HB 7), passed during this year’s legislative session, was a top priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis, who dubbed it the “Stop Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees Act,” or Stop WOKE Act. A

group of businesses and a consultant filed a lawsuit in June challenging the measure’s constitutionality. The plaintiffs are an online honeymoon-registry company, a Ben & Jerry’s franchisee and a workplace

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