Judge rules for Florida’s DeSantis against prosecutor for abortion stance

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By Mike Scarcella (Reuters) -Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, considered a possible 2024 Republican presidential contender, will not be forced to reinstate an elected state prosecutor he suspended over his pledge not to bring criminal cases against people seeking or providing abortions, a federal judge ruled on Friday. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in the state capital, Tallahassee, ruled against prosecutor Andrew Warren, a Democrat, in his lawsuit seeking to be reinstated as head of the state attorney’s office in Tampa. DeSantis on Aug. 4 barred Warren from performing any official “act, dut…

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