(NewsReady.com) – On Saturday, July 17, the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta reversed a lower court ruling over the CDC’s power to regulate the cruise industry. The ruling was a blow to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) who has been fighting the health agency’s regulations on the multi-billion dollar industry. But, he’s not giving up.
The CDC's COVID-19 guidelines for cruise lines returning to operation are rules, not suggestions, a federal appeals court ruled Saturday, reversing a lower court decision in favor of the state of Florida. https://t.co/02Yj9EH2Gp
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) July 18, 2021
DeSantis spoke out against the ruling by the appeals court panel. He said he’s going to appeal the decision to the full court and thinks he will ultimately be successful. However, he made it clear that he’s ready to go to the Supreme Court, if necessary.
“I’m confident that we’d win on the merits, at the full 11th Circuit and, honestly, I’m confident we’d win at the US Supreme Court,” DeSantis said during a news conference.
According to Newsmax, the fight will ultimately have little impact on the cruise industry because it’s currently working to follow both rules issued by the CDC and states. However, DeSantis argues the precedent being set is equally as important as the actual case. He said he wants to ensure federal agencies do not have the ability to force businesses to close when they have no legislative power. This time, it’s the cruise industry, but what’s next?
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