Protests near homes are now banned in Florida after the governor of the state’s right-wing Republican Party, Ron DeSantissigned a bill banning such demonstrations.
DeSantis, who is both an ally and potential rival of Donald Trump in 2024, is a rising star in Republican circles as he cares for the party’s right-wing base and looks forward to a possible election to the White House.
Prepared statement DeSantis in signing the bill on Monday referred to a liberal picket near the houses of conservative U.S. Supreme Court judges after a May 2 leak that showed a court ready to overturn Rowe’s landmark 1973 ruling, which essentially legalized abortion across the country. .
The protests near the houses of judges were generally peaceful and within the framework of the First Amendment to the US Constitution, which guarantees citizens the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. However, in a statement, DeSantis called those protesting for the protection of abortion rights “a rebellious crowd.”
“Sending disobedient crowds to private residences, as we have seen in angry crowds in front of the houses of Supreme Court justices, is inappropriate,” DeSantis said. “This bill will protect those living in residential areas, and I’m happy to sign it into law.”
Florida’s ban on so-called residential picketing received a passage in the State House and Senate by 76-41 and 28-3 votes, respectively. House Act 1571 comes into force on October 1 and calls for up to 60 days of arrest and a maximum fine of $ 500 for violating the new law.
The law comes a week after DeSantis signed a bill that requires it Florida On November 7, students receive at least 45 minutes of instruction on the “victims of communism.” The action came after DeSantis approved a state ban on discussing gender identity and sexual preferences through the “don’t say gay” law.
And DeSantis, a self-proclaimed opponent of student “indoctrination,” has also signed a law banning dozens of math textbooks that allegedly cite critical racial theory, an academic practice that explores how racism works in American law and society.
Protesters criticized by DeSantis are worried that abortions would be banned overnight in 26 states – more than half the country – if a previous ruling, which showed five Conservatives in the Supreme Court out of nine judges, voted to repeal Rowe vs. Wade, will be final.
While conservatives welcomed the leak, Liberals protested against it: hundreds of thousands took to the streets last Saturday to demonstrate their support for the rights granted through Roe v Wade.
U.S. senators last week quickly passed a law that increases the security of Supreme Court justices and their immediate families after a draft ruling crept in. But the bill is awaiting approval by the US House of Representatives.