Florida is filing a lawsuit against the Joe Biden administration in a struggle to resume the cruise industry. On Thursday morning, the case that was filed also included the name of CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Ron DeSantis (Florida Governor) declared the lawsuit in a press conference in Miami. Moreover, DeSantis (a Republican) described that tens of thousands of employees in Florida who depend entirely on the industry have been deceitfully affected by the cruise ban, which was imposed since March 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
He continued that today Florida is fighting back, and he doesn’t think that the federal govt. has the right to suspend an industry for above a year based on very little data and very little evidence. According to Ashley Mood (Florida Attorney General), the lawsuit is suing the government’s authority.
Ashley Mood described that the Biden administration has not been willing to negotiate how health protocols and vaccinations presented by the cruise lines that made the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) restriction on cruising outdated.
The Miami Herald said that the United States cruises were blocked after Coronavirus spreads and many deaths on different ships. Moreover, the newspaper described that the cruise firms are now operating to obey the 2nd phase of the CDC’s conditional sail directive.
Federal govt has very wide control over ports
At the same time, the legal experts described to the Herald that the case has little chance of proceeding. They described that the federal govt. has extensive control to regulate ports of entry.
The director of the WHO’s center on global health law and professor of global health law at Georgetown University, Larry Gostin, said that he thinks it is got negligible liability approaching zero. He continued that under no condition could he see a judge striking down on regulation that imposes on cruise ships and the security of its travelers because its travelers are going to be introducing infectious diseases back into the United States if they get infected on the cruise ship. He said that the United States has a very robust power and interest to stop that.
DeSantis said that they are the most crippled by what they are doing with this national cruise ship lockdown. He added that if they get liberated from that, people are going to be able to see maybe tens of thousands, maybe a hundred thousand more workers going back to their work.