On Tuesday, July 23, a Florida federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against a federal government policy that imposed restrictions on air travel within the United States. The judge ruled that the restrictions, which impacted the way passengers on vessels traveling from the United States to Cuba could travel from nine cities, were unconstitutional and unlawful. The court’s decision allowed cruise passengers, who were affected by the policy, to travel as they normally would.
I was just looking at my mailbox and noticed a notice from the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida with a case number and subject heading of “Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction”, and I thought to myself “Who the heck are the plaintiffs in this?”, and then answered “The Centers for Disease Control” with a thought of “I wonder what is going on now?”
It’s been an interesting week for the nation’s top doctors because the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida has granted a preliminary injunction (available here ) against an order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC was given a deadline of February 13, 2019, to revise its guidelines regarding travel by US citizens to and from countries where the Zika virus is present.
The court’s rationale in granting the injunction is that the CDC’s actions in issuing the guidance “will cause immediate and irreparable harm to the public” if the injunction isn’t upheld.. Read more about cruise ships in florida update and let us know what you think.On Friday, a federal judge upheld Florida’s lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ruling that the state agency likely exceeded its authority by issuing a conditional shipping order (CSO) to ban cruise lines from Florida ports.
Judge Stephen Merriday granted the state a preliminary injunction against the CSO’s restrictions and orders, which include requirements such as testing drivers and vaccinating passengers.
The ruling states that Florida will most likely win its claim that the CDC’s conditional sailing order and its enforcement orders exceed the CDC’s delegated authority, Merriday wrote in the conclusion of the 124-page ruling.
According to the ruling, cruise lines could be calling at the world’s most lucrative ports in Florida as early as next month.
Industry observers warn that this decision is only a temporary ban.
Don’t say anything! I wouldn’t advise anyone to react or overreact to breaking news. The #Cruiselines will continue to implement current plans for now. It is too early to know more about this decision, which has been put on hold by the judge for the time being.
– Stuart Chiron (@CruiseGuy) 18. June 2023
The judge wrote that the CDC had to 2. July has time to come up with new guidelines that will allow cruise ships to sail on time (and still remain under the authority of the CDC).
The state filed a lawsuit against the CDC in April.
Today is a victory for Florida families, for the cruise industry and for any state that wants to preserve its rights in the face of unprecedented federal arbitrariness, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said in a statement.
Merriday wrote that the state of Florida has determined that it is very likely that many, if not nearly all, cruise ships will not be able to set sail during the summer season.
And every day that the cruise industry is in limbo about resuming cruises, Florida not only suffers tangible economic damage in the form of lower revenues and higher unemployment costs, but also faces the increasingly imminent and threatening prospect that the cruise industry will leave the state, the ruling said.An injunction has been granted on the cruise restrictions imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a report by the Orlando Sentinel.
The injunction was granted by U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan, and it is unclear whether the case will go to trial or be settled. The cruise restriction is a key component of the state’s response to the Zika virus, which has affected more than 500,000 people in the United States.. Read more about are cruises running out of florida and let us know what you think.