Brenda Snipes got a raw deal when former Gov. Rick Scott suspended her as Broward County’s supervisor of elections, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Scott vilified Snipes, trampled her due-process rights and used vague and meaningless catch-all terms to do so, Chief U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker wrote in a 15-page ruling.
As a result of having “zero opportunity to tell her side of the story,” Snipes must be given the chance, either in writing or orally, to be heard no later than March 31, Walker wrote.
It will be newly elected Gov. Ron DeSantis’ responsibility to carry out the judge’s order.