Florida travel law may go to Supreme Court

A Florida law banning the use of state funds by public colleges and universities for travel to nations on the State Department’s State Sponsors of Terror list may end up at the Supreme Court:

A controversial Florida law that restricts state colleges and universities from traveling to Cuba and other “terrorist states” could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court for review.

The high court on Monday invited the Obama administration to file a brief, outlining the United States’ stance on the 2006 law, which bars public schools and universities in Florida from using state money for travel to countries considered by the federal government to be “sponsors of terrorism” – Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the faculty at the University of South Florida, the University of Florida and Florida International University in March asked the high court to review the law, which was declared unconstitutional in 2008 by U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz in Miami but upheld by a federal appeals court in September.

There was no word yet Monday on whether the U.S. solicitor general, who would file for the administration, would file in the case. But the ACLU said it was pleased the high court was “taking this seriously.”

2 thoughts on “Florida travel law may go to Supreme Court”

  1. The main agenda of the “Travel to Cuba” lobby is getting money to The Castro Totalitarian Communist Regime ASAP. Time is running out and a social explosion can happen at any time.
    Interest on out shores also has to do with money making skims which pro travel Castro apologist are hoping will also put millions of American dollars into their pockets.
    These leftist liberals, progressives or whatever they wish to call themselves nowadays……have a pledge and it is……”I pledge allegiance to the almighty Dollar above loyalty to my country . Where is the money.”!!

  2. It would be incredible if the Supreme Court took on this minor matter before it ran its course through the lower courts when they recently turned down fast-tracking a case as important as Obamacare’s constitutionality. But it wouldn’t surprise me, considering their bias.

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