Watchdog wants Gov. DeSantis’ office held in contempt over unreleased migrant flight records
A Venezuelan migrant is led onto a bus at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Sept. 16, 2022, in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha’ s Vineyard. - MATIAS J. OCNER/Miami Herald/TNS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A public records watchdog on Wednesday asked a Tallahassee judge to charge the DeSantis administration with contempt of court for continuing to withhold public records about its handling of the relocation of migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in September. The Florida Center for Government Accountability asked Judge J. Lee Marsh of the 2nd Judicial District to hold the governor’s office in contempt for violating Florida’s Public Records Act after the judge ordered the state on Oct. 25 to turn over by Nov. 14 text messages, call logs and other communications for his ch...