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Disney Files Opposition to DeSantis' Motion in Federal Court Case


In a recent development, Disney has filed an opposition against Governor DeSantis' motion to dismiss their federal court case. The case involves accusations against Governor DeSantis for allegedly targeting corporations that oppose his political agenda.

In the motion filed by Disney, it alleges that DeSantis believes corporations should remain as 'merely economic actors,' and if these corporations seek to 'advance a political agenda' that doesn't conform to the ruling party's program, government leaders are free to 'fight back' by wielding official state power against them until their disfavored views 'die.'

Disney's legal team further argues that the Governor is attempting to evade responsibility for his actions on narrower grounds. They assert that a governor cannot be held officially liable for implementing, administering, and enforcing state laws that punish residents for political statements violating a state-prescribed speech code. The motion seeks dismissal on Article III standing, sovereign- immunity, and legislative-immunity grounds, but Disney insists that these principles do not apply in this case.

In Disney's lawsuit against DeSantis, they claim that there has been "a targeted campaign of government retaliation-orchestrated at every step by Governor DeSantis as punishment for Disney's protected speech-now threatens Disney's business operations, jeopardizes its economic future in the region, and violates its constitutional rights."

The presiding judge, Allen C Winsor, has set a deadline for the DeSantis legal team to reply to Disney's motion by August 9.

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