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Opinion | DeSantis Ousts a Progressive Prosecutor

San Francisco has already fired its soft-on-crime prosecutor, Chesa Boudin, and a similar effort is moving against Los Angeles’s George Gascon. On the other side of the country, Florida voters don’t have a similar history of recourse to recalls. But they do have Gov. Ron DeSantis. On Thursday he used his constitutional powers to suspend Tampa Bay prosecutor Andrew Warren.

What’s making the headlines is Mr. Warren’s stance on abortion and transgender issues. Mr. DeSantis’s order cites a June letter Mr. Warren signed, along with Mr. Boudin and Mr. Gascon, in which they and other prosecutors promised to “decline to use our offices’ resources to criminalize reproductive health decisions.” The letter continues: “Our legislatures may decide to criminalize personal healthcare decisions, but we remain obligated to prosecute only those case that serve the interests of justice.”

Source: dj.com

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