The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida has denied a motion to dismiss a First Amendment challenge to Florida House Bill 233, which requires postsecondary institutions to conduct annual surveys assessing “intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity.”

According to the measure, which was signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis is June 2021, “intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity” means “the exposure of students, faculty, and staff to, and the encouragement of their exploration of, a variety of ideological and political perspectives.”