Florida Governor notched a legal win on Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga tossed a lawsuit that sought to halt the dismantling of the Walt Disney World Resort’s Reedy Creek Improvement District.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“In Count I, Plaintiffs allege that Senate Bill 4-C violates Florida’s Reedy Creek Improvement Act and ‘contractual obligations’ the state owes to Floridians,” Altonaga, a Bush appointee, wrote. “The Court lacks subject-matter jurisdiction over Plaintiffs’ sole remaining claim for violation of Disney’s First Amendment rights. ‘[A] party generally may assert only his or her own rights and cannot raise the claims of third parties not before the court.’”
In the 1960s, Florida established RCID as a special district under the Reedy Creek Improvement Act. RCID is run by the landowners in the district, predominantly Disney, who oversee basic local government functions such as zoning, infrastructure, and building codes.
Democrat senate hopeful William Sanchez filed the lawsuit last week and listed Michael, Edward Foronda, and Vivian Gorsky as plaintiffs.
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