Disney fired back Friday in response to Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis’ bid to have the judge removed from a lawsuit against DeSantis and others in which Disney said it was punished for speaking out against Florida’s parental rights in education bill.
Republican Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed a motion May 19 to have Chief Judge Mark Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida in Tallahassee removed, citing statements Walker made in two previous court cases regarding the DeSantis-Disney feud that she charged demonstrate a lack of impartiality.
But Disney countered in its motion filed Friday that Walker’s comments didn’t meet the high standards for a judge to be removed from a case.
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