Judge Blocks Stop WOKE Act Pushed By DeSantis

Republican gubernatorial candidate for Florida Ron DeSantis speaks during an election night watch party at the Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, on November 8, 2022. - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has been tipped as a possible 2024 presidential candidate, was projected as one of the early winners of the night in Tuesday's midterm election. (Photo by Giorgio VIERA / AFP) (Photo by GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Tallahassee U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a temporary injunction against the so-called “Stop Woke” act in a ruling that called the legislation “positively dystopian.”
  • The act was designed to stop teaching that contends members of one ethnic group are inherently racist and should feel guilt for past actions committed by others.
  • The ruling is a setback to the governor’s agenda to combat woke ideology in schools and businesses in Florida.

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