Florida Governor Rick Scott
Under the law, local governments were barred from doing business with companies that have contracts with Cuba or Syria.
The law was challenged by Coral Gables-based Odebrecht Construction Inc.
A judge agreed that the law is unconstitutional because foreign policy power rests solely with the federal government.
Attornies for Odebrecht will make a similar argument Thursday to the appeals court.
The state contends Florida is not enacting its own foreign policy and that Odebrecht hasn’t shown it will suffer harm under the law.
Odebrecht’s parent company in Brazil has a subsidiary working to expand Cuba’s port of Mariel. At stake are bids on billions of dollars in Florida state and local government contracts.
JG: This appeal is a waste of Florida taxpayer's money. The dummies in the executive branch of the State of Florida, (Governor Scott and his gang of Medicare crooks) never learned in high schools or college that foreign policy is the exclusive realm of the federal government.
GO BACK TO SCHOOL YOU GUYS!