California’s Democratic-controlled government fought tooth-and-nail with the Trump administration about a travel ban, but has no problem imposing one of its own to forbid its employees from traveling to other states that don’t share its progressive agenda.
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According to a story in breitbart.com:
On Thursday, California expanded its ban list to include four more states, adding Texas, Alabama, Kentucky, and South Dakota to go with Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee. These states apparently have laws that were deemed by California’s leaders as hostile and discriminatory against gay and transgender people.
But the travel ban may prove highly problematic for the state’s public universities competing in NCAA championships that are held all over the country and frequently hosted in the eight states that are now on the ban list–particularly Texas. The next Final Four for men’s basketball championship will be held in San Antonio in April 2018. Four of the eight sites for next year’s NCAA tournament first-round games are in the “banned” states–in Dallas, Nashville, Charlotte, and Wichita, Kansas.So does that mean if, say, UCLA makes it to the Final Four, the team will have to forfeit because the Bruins are not allowed to travel to San Antonio?
Not surprisingly, the California Attorney General’s office, which issued the original and additional travel ban, hasn’t exactly thought this through. When contacted Friday about this particular issue, the office released a statement that says it plans to soon release “general guidance” on how to interpret the new law.
What we do know is that the ban does not apply to existing schedules already on the teams’ calendars, since agreements for games–especially in football–are signed years in advance. To force these schools to back out of the games currently under contract would’ve exposed them to massive buyouts and potential lawsuits that the already cash-strapped state institutions cannot afford.
California has five state schools that play Division I-FBS football (USC and Stanford are private schools and therefore not subject to the travel ban): UCLA, Cal, San Jose State, Fresno State, and San Diego State. And these games in “banned” states are already on their future football schedules:
UCLA- at Memphis (2017)
Cal- at North Carolina (2017), at Ole Miss (2019), at TCU (2021), at Auburn (2024)
San Jose State- at Texas (2017)
Fresno State- at Alabama (2017), at Texas A&M (2020)
San Diego State- None
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