Florida blocks professors from testifying against voting law pushed by DeSantis

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TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s flagship university is blocking three professors from providing expert testimony to groups challenging the state’s contentious new voting law, a marked turnabout that critics say is a violation of First Amendment rights and academic freedom.

Top officials at the University of Florida asserted that letting the professors testify in the ongoing legal challenges created a conflict of interest because the lawsuits are against the state. But the university had previously allowed one of its professors to provide

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