11th Circuit Court of Appeals Grants CDC Request for Temporary Hold on Federal Judge’s Order to Lift No-Sail Order
By Space Coast Daily // July 19, 2021
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The 11th Circuit of Appeals granted a motion by the CDC for a temporary hold on a federal judge’s order that ruled in favor of Florida in cruise industry showdown to lift the No-Sail order by the CDC.
The small victory for the CDC will put the federal judge’s ruling on hold while appeals are underway.
On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed his disappointment with the decision but remains confident that the State of Florida will come out victorious in the end.
“We are absolutely going to pursue to get the state removed, either at the full 11th circuit or at the US Supreme Court,” DeSantis said.
“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.”
Gov. DeSantis maintains the CDC No Sail order is a case of government overreach.
Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody also weighed in on the ruling by the 11th Circuit of Appeals. She told FOX Business’ “Mornings with Maria” on Monday that this is a “case with implications that goes far beyond” the cruise industry.
“This is more than about cruises, you had a government agency that shut down an entire industry for over a year. They had the audacity to say that they could do whatever they deemed necessary… prevent zero percent spread. So think about that.
The judge in our court when we won said this was a breathtaking, unprecedented, arbitrary claim. You cannot have a government agency that has that kind of power at their discretion to shut down an entire industry… Florida still isn’t up and running with all of our cruises.
We’re now a year and four months since cruises stopped sailing from Florida and think about the damage that’s done to our economy, the livelihoods of those that depend on this industry. All options are on the table. This is a… serious case with implications far beyond what affects the cruise industry. And so if we need to take it to the Supreme Court, we’re absolutely considering.”