Sumary of CDC Scores A Win Against Gov. Ron DeSantis In Florida Cruise Saga:
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has lost the lastest round in his brawl with the CDC.
- A month ago, Governor Ron DeSantis crowed when a U.S. district judge in Tampa agreed that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had overstepped its legal authority in creating its Covid-19 guidance for cruise ships.
- , just 10 minutes before that ruling was about to take place, a federal appeals court issued a temporary stay while the CDC appeals the earlier decision.
- Steven Merryday, the U.S. District Judge who ruled in favor of DeSantis, was appointed by George H.
- “While we remain confident in eventual success on the actual merits of this litigation, we are considering options for immediate appeal to reinstate the trial court’s injunction that enjoined the CDC’s No Sail Orders as unconstitutional and lacking congressional authority,” said Pushaw.
- The long-running beef between Florida and the CDC is over DeSantis’s much-hyped but unpopular law banning so-called vaccine passports, which has left cruise lines in the unenviable position of being prohibited from verifying the vaccination status of passengers sailing from Florida.