Nov 1, 2022 • 21M

Will Florida's "Stop WOKE Act" Hold Up in Court?

A legal challenge to Florida's "divisive concepts" law

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Amna Khalid
Jeffrey Aaron Snyder
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Banished returns with a special episode on the status of a lawsuit challenging Florida’s “Stop WOKE Act.” To understand how this law threatens open inquiry and academic freedom, Amna talked to the two co-plaintiffs, University of South Florida history professor Adriana Novoa and University of South Florida senior Sam Rechek. For help with the legal arguments, Amna spoke with Adam Steinbaugh, attorney with the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression.