U.S. District Judge Alan S. Gold issued a preliminary injunction against the law that requires Florida travel agencies that book trips to Cuba to post a $250,000 bond earlier today.
He rules that the law, which took effect July 1, cannot be enforced because it may violate a constitutional mandate that states that the the federal government is responsible for US foreign policy, not individual states.
The law was introduced, support and passed by Cuban-American lawmakers, who want to impede on American citizens’ rights of international travel.
The injunction will remain in effect until a trial can be held on the law’s constitutionality. No date was given.