3rd Circ. OKs Pa. Ban On Foreign Steel In Bridges

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 7:45 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit ruled Tuesday that a Pennsylvania law banning the use of temporary bridges made from foreign steel in public works projects is neither unconstitutional nor preempted by federal procurement law, rejecting an appeal from a bridge maker that uses British steel.

In a precedential opinion, a three-judge panel affirmed a lower court's ruling clearing Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation's 2010 decision to stop permitting the use of Mabey Bridge & Shore Inc.'s temporary bridges in public projects based on the 1978 Pennsylvania Steel Products Procurement...
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