It is a wrong law which sends a distorted message on academic freedom in Florida, and a sad moment for academic activity, he affirmed.
In his view, the ban will restrict the use of public capital and contributions traditionally granted by foundations and private organizations for the work of universities in this state, home to a number of groups plotting and perpetrating acts of terrorism against Cuba.
On June 25, the Supreme Court, mostly composed of conservative magistrates, declined to review the law without presenting any arguments, thus leaving intact the restriction imposed by Florida in 2006.
Professors from various schools and universities in the state challenged the law this month, with the backing of ACLU, on the grounds that it is unconstitutional and interferes with foreign policy established by the federal government.
The law, sponsored by Republican Congressman David Rivera, also bars student travel to Sudan, Syria and Iran, listed by the Department of State as countries sponsoring terrorism. (PL)