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Focus (Local Government and Foreign Policy) #626860

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 24, 1999
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(Studio: Dawn Fratangelo) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) Constitutional issues raised by local governments setting up their own foreign policy decisions examined; details given of the judicial decision in a case in Massachusetts, which had passed a law forbidding the state from buying from companies doing business in Burma because of its human rights violations. [Massachusetts legislature Representative Byron RUSHING - says foreign investment supports the Burmese military government.] [National Foreign Trade Council Frank KITTREDGE - comments.] The nationwide following of the appeal by Massachusetts against the ruling that overturned its local law against Burma trade outlined. [Georgetown Law School professor Robert STUMBERG - backs Massachusetts for leadership by example in the global economy.]

Reporter(s):
Fratangelo, Dawn;
Williams, Pete
Duration:
00:02:50

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