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Disney V. DeSantis: Why Florida’s Governor Took On America’s Media Giant

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The political feud between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Disney has been heating up for the last few months. In April 2023, Disney filed a First Amendment lawsuit against DeSantis, accusing the governor of waging a ‘targeted campaign of government retaliation.” DeSantis, who’s preparing for a 2024 presidential campaign on the GOP ticket, says he isn’t backing down. So how did this all begin? And who will come out on top, once it’s all done?

0:00 — INTRO
1:03 — The backstory of Disney v. DeSantis
4:31 — The fight over special districts
7:38 — The high-stakes legal battle
10:22 — What's next?

Produced by: Jeff Huang and Devan Burris
Script by: Jeff Huang
Edited by: Dennis Donovan
Graphics by: Andrea Schmitz
Reporting by: Alex Sherman and Brian Schwartz
Narration by: Andrea Miller
Camera by: Brad Howard

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Disney V. DeSantis: Why Florida’s Governor Took On America’s Media Giant
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