Human Rights Issues

NPR's Nina Totenberg previews today's arguments in a Supreme Court case that tests whether state and local governments can refuse to buy goods and services from companies that do business with countries with bad human rights records. The case involves a Massachusetts law that's directed against Burma, also known as Myanmar. One side argues that the case is about state autonomy. The other counters that the case is about the federal government's ability to speak on foreign policy with one voice.



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