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.READ MORE: 2 Doral Police Officers Injured In Shooting Near Miami-Dade Police Headquarters; Suspect Killed ID'd By Police
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.”READ MORE: Shot Doral Police Officer In Serious But Stable Condition, Second Officer Recovering
The case was Faculty Senate v. Florida.
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