Tampa Judge Hears Arguments In Cruise Ship Fight


It's the Sunshine State versus the Centers for Disease Control before a federal judge in Tampa hearing arguments today in the state's bid to block federal restrictions on cruise ships. Ft. Lauderdale attorney Dawn Meyers says it'll be interesting to see if an injunction is granted since the CDC's sailing order has been tweaked since it was first announced in October. The state is arguing the guidelines are arbitrary and unconstitutional, violating a federal law governing administrative practices. A ruling is expected soon, since the majority of cruises resume launching from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale in July.