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The Iran Divestment Movement

Jonathan Schanzer

Howard Slugh and I published a piece today in the Baltimore Sun about the constitutionality of divesting state pension funds from firms that do business with Iran.

We’re not the only people interested in this topic. There is a conference on Iran divestment today at AEI. The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times also published pieces about Iran divestment this week.

Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy has been at the forefront of divestment for some time. The SEC has also gotten into the act. A real grassroots movement appears to be underway.