TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it will not take up Florida cases dealing with a ban on Cuban travel.

Without comment, the nation’s high court let stand a 2006 Florida law restricting travel to Cuba that was challenged by the Florida International University faculty senate and individual professors who contend that it improperly infringes on the federal government’s power to make decisions about foreign policy.

The 11th U.S. Circuit upheld the law.

In a brief to the Supreme Court, state attorneys wrote that professors are “not constitutionally entitled to demand state support for their academic travel simply because federal law permits such travel.”

The case was Faculty Senate v. Florida.

“The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.”


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