Is Florida’s rapid-fire smackdown of Disney even legal? Experts raise questions
DeSantis pushed through a bill in the state legislature that takes away Disney's special status amid Disney's opposition to the "Don't Say Gay" law. - Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS

MIAMI — In four days, the proposals went from drafts to law. At Gov. Ron DeSantis’ urging, Florida legislators sped this week to pass two bills stripping The Walt Disney Co. of certain special privileges, which DeSantis signed Friday. The ultra-fast maneuver was a whiplash response to Disney’s public opposition to Florida’s recently passed Parental Rights in Education law, or the so-called “don’t say gay” bill. It was also, experts said, legally dubious. The more high-profile of the two Disney bills eliminates the company’s Reedy Creek Improvement District, which for more than 50 years has gra...