‘Flexing of muscles’: Florida GOP pushes conservative bills fresh off election victories
By Ana Ceballos, Kirby Wilson
Feb. 3, 2021
If these proposals become law, they might not be viewed favorably by American courts, said Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, a law professor at Stetson University College of Law. The First Amendment protects individuals and companies from government speech mandates, she said. It’s difficult to pass a law telling a company what it must tell its users without running afoul of the Constitution.
“If the Florida Legislature goes down this path, they’re likely to run into a buzz saw of the First Amendment,” Torres-Spelliscy said.
This article was originally published on the Miami Herald website on Feb. 3, 2021, with the headline, “‘Flexing of muscles’: Florida GOP pushes conservative bills fresh off election victories.”
Post date: Feb. 3, 2021