Judge Steven Merryday upheld American liberty when he ruled in opposition to the CDC’s “sailing orders” that were impeding Florida’s ability to begin cruise lines again, according to The Western Journal.
“Never has CDC implemented measures as extensive, disabling, and exclusive as those under review in this action,” Merryday said.
“This order finds that Florida is highly likely to prevail on the merits of the claim that CDC’s conditional sailing order and the implementing orders exceed the authority delegated to CDC.”
“The CDC has been wrong all along, and they knew it,” DeSantis stated.
“The CDC and the Biden Administration concocted a plan to sink the cruise industry, hiding behind bureaucratic delay and lawsuits.”
“Today, we are securing this victory for Florida families, for the cruise industry, and for every state that wants to preserve its rights in the face of unprecedented federal overreach.”
From The Western Journal:
Furthermore, Merryday approved the state’s motion for a preliminary injunction suspending the mandatory guidelines for cruise ships, noting that the CDC is “preliminarily enjoined from enforcing against a cruise ship arriving in, within, or departing from a port in Florida the conditional sailing order and the later measures.”
The judge went on to note that the order is in place until July 18 and will only persist thereafter as “only a non-binding ‘consideration,’ ‘recommendation’ or ‘guideline.’”
If the CDC wishes to give up some of its power (which, after months and months of overreach, seems highly unlikely), it can propose a “narrower injunction” before July 2that allows cruise ships to sail.