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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photo: Alicia Vera/Bloomberg. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photo: Alicia Vera/Bloomberg.

The watchdog group First Amendment Foundation and publishers of several newspapers, including the Miami Herald and the Tampa Bay Times, banded together Tuesday to sue Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and multiple government officials over a meeting at Jerusalem’s U.S. Embassy that they claim violated the Sunshine Law.

But the complaint fell flat because DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet couldn’t be served, according to a report from one of the plaintiffs’ publications, the Tallahassee Democrat. The plaintiffs had requested an emergency hearing to stop the meeting from going ahead Wednesday or have it voided after the fact. But Judge Angela C. Dempsey said no, and denied an emergency motion for reconsideration.

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Raychel Lean

Raychel Lean is ALM's Florida bureau chief, overseeing the Daily Business Review. Email her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter via @raychellean.

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