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Odebrecht sues Florida over new law banning government hiring of firms tied to Cuba
Miami Herald ^ | 6/5/12 | PATRICIA MAZZEI

Posted on 06/05/2012 6:42:04 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The company says in its lawsuit that the new law, scheduled to take effect July 1, is unconstitutional because only the federal government can set foreign policy.

The Coral Gables-based subsidiary of Odebrecht, the Brazilian engineering and construction conglomerate, sued the state Monday over a contentious new Florida law that bans governments from hiring companies with business ties to Cuba.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: cuba; money
Only problem with this lawsuit: Rick Scott has acknowledged this fact...the law is there to give teeth to what is hoped is an eventual "awakening" by D.C.

In other words, it is a waste of time.

1 posted on 06/05/2012 6:42:10 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
The company says in its lawsuit that the new law, scheduled to take effect July 1, is unconstitutional because only the federal government can set foreign policy.

This somehow wasn't an objection when states, foundations, and companies were uniting to aid a Communist takeover of South Africa—which, at the time, was the freest country on the continent.

2 posted on 06/05/2012 6:52:43 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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The State can do such a thing, they first have to get the consent of Congress.

Though, this is nothing more than pandering to Cubans in Florida.

As for Scott, I don't have enough 'bad' words for someone who signs something he considers 'unconstitutional'. That speaks for itself.

3 posted on 06/05/2012 7:04:56 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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