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Federal judge rules against Florida lawmakers’ Cuba travel restriction

Posted October 01, 2008 by publisher in Cuba Travel.
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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.

Member Comments

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On October 01, 2008, publisher wrote:

Hooray for freedom of trade, travel and markets.

Shame again on all Florida lawmakers who voted in favor of this unAmerican law.

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On October 05, 2008, govinda wrote:

some american laws are ridiculous! this is a great injunction at a time when executive branch has grabbed all powers. US believes in globalisation but act against it.

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On October 05, 2008, npearl74 wrote:

...and shame on the Florida governor who signed it.