The University of Florida Can Prevent Professors from Taking Paid Work Suing the State

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference at the Lakeland, Florida Police Department, September 7, 2021. (Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
And once again, Florida is not a one-man authoritarian dictatorship.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n their Ahab-like effort to sink Florida governor Ron DeSantis, congressional Democrats and progressive pundits have jumped aboard the story, reported by Michael Wines of the New York Times on Friday, that the University of Florida has denied permission to three of its professors to take paid outside work as expert witnesses in a case suing the state of Florida over its latest voting and elections law. Bill Kristol has been one of the most hysterical critics, comparing DeSantis to an “authoritarian”:

 

The critics are missing some important points. To start with, the DeSantis angle is a stretch. Neither the Times

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