On Friday, Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody took the state’s fight against the CDC to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the nation’s highest court to block the restrictions placed upon the cruise industry. Today’s filing comes less than a week after the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals granted the CDC’s request for a stay pending appeal which blocked the June ruling that would have rendered the CDC’s Conditional Sailing Order non-binding recommendations for cruise companies operating out of Florida.
The State of Florida submitted the following emergency application (PDF) to the Honorable Clarence Tomas asking the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate the 11th Circuit’s stay of the preliminary injection issued by the United States District Court for The Middle District of Florida.
In the brief, Attorney General Ashley Moody argues that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) limits exceed the agency’s authority under federal law.
You can monitor the status of this application on The U.S. Supreme Court’s website.