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Will Gov. DeSantis' removal of Tampa's state attorney Andrew Warren stick?

Sue Carlton and C.T. Bowen, Tampa Bay Times on

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“I do think it will be a legal issue,” he said.

Warren’s attorney David Singer of the Schumaker firm in Tampa said the governor “outlined a number of things in this order that the state attorney might do, that he presumed the state attorney could do. It’s based on letters Andrew has signed and not cases Andrew has seen.”

The main problem, Singer said, is “that none of the acts that the governor is describing have occurred.”

Singer planned to file what’s called a writ of quo warranto motion — Latin for by what warrant or authority — as early as Friday challenging the governor’s power to do what he did.

Said Lirot: “The repercussions of this dispute are going to be far-reaching.”



(Tampa Bay Times staff writer Ian Hodgson contributed to this report.)


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