Florida Will Enforce Anti-Cuba Contract Law, Governor Says

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Florida Governor Rick Scott said today he will enforce a new law blocking governments in the state from hiring companies that do business in Cuba or Syria, contradicting a letter he wrote earlier in the week saying the measure wouldn’t take effect. ... William Reinsch, president of the Washington-based National Foreign Trade Council, a business group in Washington, said in a May 1 interview that the state can’t enforce the law, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The court in 2000 ruled in favor of the NFTC when the group sued over a Massachusetts law blocking government deals with companies doing business in Burma.

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