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Does DeSantis really think he has immunity from the Disney lawsuit?

Does DeSantis really think he has immunity from the Disney lawsuit?

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DeSantis vs Disney

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By now most people are aware of the ongoing legal turmoil brewing between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Shortly after Disney’s former CEO spoke out against the Parental Rights in Education Bill, the Governor signed Senate Bill 4-C into Law.

This effectively dissolved the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID), the special tax district that governed Disney. DeSantis appointed the Central Florida Tourism Oversite District (CFTOD) in its place. This all led to two lawsuits.

If you need to catch up on what is going on, here is some reading material for you. Disney sued DeSantis in federal court with claims that DeSantis is punishing the Walt Disney Company for practicing free speech. You can get up to speed on the federal case HERE.

Meanwhile, the CFOTD has also sued Disney in a state case after the RCID transferred its power to Disney prior to the CFOTD takeover (a move that DeSantis has since passed legislation to invalidate). You can see the judge’s latest decision in that case HERE.

DeSantis Claims Immunity

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In response to the motion to dismiss Disney’s lawsuit against DeSantis, he said Disney does not have the standing to sue. He also claims that, as governor, he is entitled to immunity from the suit.

DeSantis’ attorneys state that both DeSantis and the Secretary of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity have formal power to enforce challenged laws. As a result, Disney lacks standing and cannot overcome the State Defendants’ sovereign immunity.


The attorneys wrote, “Disney must do more than generalize: It must show that the State Defendants have specific, formal power to enforce the challenged laws, such that an injunction against them would ‘be effectual.’”

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Peytra Stone

Monday 14th of August 2023

Don't start no stuff and there won't be no stuff. You can't lead the charge and then claim you can't be held responsible for going through with it. Suck it up and don't go hiding behind your title Desantis. It's a cowardly move.

Shelley Giordano

Monday 14th of August 2023

Desantis should not have immunity from anything,just like Trump shouldn't! Yes Ronnie is going a little crazy with his power. He has destroyed the state of Florida! He is a dictator & a cultist! We the people will make our own choices,THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

William Meyer

Friday 11th of August 2023

Ron Desantis is a fascist.

Duane Harris

Thursday 10th of August 2023

I think rancid Ronnie has been sneaking down to Colombia or Mexico for a bit of that funny white powder

Disney Boy

Thursday 10th of August 2023

I think DeSantis is going crazy at this point if he thinks he has immunity from the lawsuit.

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