The Left thought they had found a way to stop Ron DeSantis from revoking Disney’s special privileges.
But it didn’t work.
That’s because a federal judge just handed Ron DeSantis a victory in his battle against Disney.
Ron DeSantis recently sent the radical Left into a frenzy when he signed the Parental Rights in Education Bill into law.
Even though the bill simply prohibits teaching gender and sexuality to children in kindergarten through third grade, the Left misnamed it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and then proceeded to viciously attack Ron DeSantis in an effort to pressure him into dropping his support.
The Fake News Media all piled in on the attacks against Ron DeSantis.
Democrats, including the White House, ripped DeSantis as being “hateful” to the LGBT community.
Of course, Democrats and the media attacking DeSantis was to be expected.
But it was surprising when Disney CEO Bob Chapek came out and publicly opposed the bill on behalf of Disney, attempting to strong-arm DeSantis into reversing his support.
Not only did their efforts fail, as DeSantis signed the legislation into law, but it also backfired on Disney when the Governor called for a special session of the legislature for the sole purpose of revoking the special privileges the company enjoyed in Florida since 1967.
And on April 22, Ron DeSantis signed a law to dissolve the Reedy Creek District, which allowed Disney to control zoning and public services over a 40-square-mile area encompassing the Walt Disney World Resort and the company’s other Orlando theme parks.
DeSantis revoking Disney’s special privileges was a major win for conservatives against woke corporations.
But the Left filed a lawsuit against DeSantis for revoking Disney’s special privileges in an effort to stop it from happening.
The plaintiffs argued that the legislation violates the Florida Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights and Reedy Creek Improvement Act.
However, a federal Judge just dealt the Left a massive blow by striking down their phony lawsuit against DeSantis.
“In Count I, Plaintiffs allege that Senate Bill 4-C violates Florida’s Reedy Creek Improvement Act and ‘contractual obligations’ the state owes to Floridians,” U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia Altonaga wrote in her ruling. “The Court lacks subject-matter jurisdiction over Plaintiffs’ sole remaining claim for violation of Disney’s First Amendment rights. ‘[A] party generally may assert only his or her own rights and cannot raise the claims of third parties not before the court.'”
Altonga wrote that the plaintiffs, Michael and Edward Foronda of Kissimmee and Vivian Gorsky of Orange County, “do not plausibly allege they have suffered any concrete injury as a result of the alleged violation of Disney’s First Amendment rights, and nothing in the Complaint shows Plaintiffs have a close relationship with Disney.”
The new law “does not apply to them, they do not allege direct harm as a result of the challenged law, and they do not plausibly allege any credible threat of direct harm in the future,” Altonga added.
Despite the Left’s best efforts, Ron DeSantis won.
And on July 1, 2022, Disney will officially lose the special privileges they’ve enjoyed since 1967.
As the saying goes, “Go woke, go broke.”
Disney is now learning that lesson the hard way.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.