A Leon County Circuit Judge delivered a swift gut punch to Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran by blowing up their emergency order forcing Florida schools to reopen classrooms by the end of the month or lose money. It was a huge win for the Florida Education Association.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Meanwhile, in Miami, DeSantis sounds like he’s warming up for a victory lap in the fight against COVID-19.
— Before the judge issued his ruling on school reopening, DeSantis said the Department of Health reported 2,258 new cases of coronavirus Monday, with 72 more fatalities. The statewide death toll is 10,534 and the total number of infections is just short of 603,000.
— The Republican National Convention is underway. Florida Republicans are getting screen time while Florida Democrats trash the President from the sidelines.
— Sunrise takes a deep dive into the huddle as the Miami Dolphins announce the reopening of Hard Rock Stadium for football fans next month. Seating is limited, masks are mandatory.
— Checking-in with a Trump-supporting Florida Man who is facing criminal charges after deputies say he punched a neighbor in a dispute over their yard signs.