Cuba/Florida Trade Status Ruling in 2013December 26, 2012 | Print |
HAVANA TIMES — Issues around Florida House Bill 959 could be resolved in 2013, reported Notimex. The bill, which was signed but will not be enforced by Governor Rick Scott, would prohibit state and local governments from doing business or contracting with companies that have commercial ties with Cuba.
An economist at the International University of Florida, Jorge Salazar Carrillo, believes that by 2013 a federal judge will make a ruling so that the case “will go before the state Supreme Court and then the US Supreme Court.”
The law, which was enacted on May 1, was suspended a day later by Scott himself, who argued that it violated federal law. His response sparked protests from hardline Miami politicians who support maintaining the 50-year US blockade against Cuba.